Who Invented The World Wide Web ?
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee is accredited with the invention of the World Wide Web (WWW). Berners-Lee is an engineer and a computer scientist of British origin. He is now a professor at MIT too, apart from serving as the director of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Tim Berners-Lee birth took place in London, England, on June 8, 1955, to parents, Conway Berners-Lee and Mary Lee Woods. He graduated from the Queen’s College, Oxford in the year, 1976 after receiving a first class degree in Physics. He was working as an independent contractor at CERN, Switzerland, when he came up with the idea of incorporating the concept of hypertext in the system of updating and sharing information among the researchers. Then he created a prototype system and called it ENQUIRE.
By 1989, he understood that CERN at that time had the largest Internet node in the whole of Europe. This let him realize that if he could somehow merge his hypertext concept with this Internet node, he can realize his vision. Soon, in March of that year itself, he wrote out a proposal, explaining his idea. By the next year, with the help of his collaborator, Robert Cailliau, he gave shape to his vision, in the form of what we know today as the World Wide Web.
The first ever website was created at CERN, and was released to the public on 6th August 1991. Today, the Web contains trillions of web pages, which are increasing manifold every hour.
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