Creater of the "WorldWideWeb (www)"

Do you know who created the ‘world wide web’ – ‘www’, as it is known to all of us? Well I also came to know today only while going thru a... thumbnail 1 summary

Do you know who created the ‘world wide web’ – ‘www’, as it is known to all of us?

Well I also came to know today only while going thru a technical website. His name is Tim Berners-Lee.

Berners-Lee first proposed the Web in 1989, while he was an employee with CERN (the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research). At that time the project did not get the formal approval, but Lee toiled at it anyways, making the first browser available at CERN on Christmas Day in 1990.


Incidentally, Berners-Lee has started a blog of his own just in time for the Web's fifteenth anniversary.

In the first entry in his 286-word blog, Berners-Lee says he found it strange that the ‘World Wide Web’ has shaped as a "publishing medium," which people edited offline. He points out that there is a marked difference in the current scenario, wherein there are blogs-online diaries which allow visitors to submit comments, and wikis-sites in which visitors can modify what they see; and both are becoming increasingly popular.

He adds that the popularity of these blogs and wikis makes him feel that he wasn't entirely crazy back then, to think people needed a creative space.

Kudos to the guy who gave us such a helpful tool!

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