World History

arrow_right Growing Pains
By about 1990 this vast collection of interconnected computers and networks was being referred to as the Internet. Although used extensively by academics, the system was still limited by poor speed and the fact that although the wire was there, you didn't know what sort of computer was at the other end; so sending a word-processor file to someone in Japan who was using a totally different type of computer was pretty useless. Also, sending lots of information could be rather slow.
arrow_right Growing Up
Tim Berners-Lee is a British scientist working at Cern, the particle physics laboratory on the French Swiss border. He proposed a method of sending information in a simple code, and leaving the receiving computer the job of turning it into something useful. Thus the Web Server, the Web Browser, and the World Wide Web were born.

John Henderson (24-Mar-2001)