World Wide Web (WWW), known as the web, celebrates its 30th birthday on March 12, 2019. It was founded by Tim Berners-Lee. WWW has been the greatest advancement of technology of the modern race of humankind. On this today, Google celebrates the birthday of WWW with an animated doodle.
In March 1989 Berners-Lee issued a proposal to the management at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) for a system called “Mesh” that referenced ENQUIRE.
Google said, “This was how Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s boss responded to his proposal titled “Information Management: A Proposal,” submitted on this day in 1989 when the inventor of the World Wide Web was a 33-year-old software engineer.”
“Initially, Berners-Lee envisioned a large hypertext database with typed links, named Mesh, to help his colleagues at CERN (a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland) share information amongst multiple computers”, Google said.
Berners-Lee’s boss allowed him time to develop flowchart into a working model, writing all sorts of languages like HTML, HTTP and WorldWideWeb.app— the first Web browser and page editor. By 1991, the external Web servers were up and running.
The proposal which was made by Tim Berners-Lee was on how to link different information across different computers. That proposal ultimately became the World Wide Web. In today’s world, the documents are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that also can be interlinked by hypertext and can be accessed using the Internet.
With help from his colleague and fellow hypertext enthusiast Robert Cailliau he published a more formal proposal on 12 November 1990 to build a “Hypertext project”.
Today, you can’t imagine life without the internet. There are approx. 2 billion websites online right now. Whether you use it for e-mail, homework, office work, gaming, or checking out videos, we all can’t survive with the web.