Sunday, August 07, 2005

[itsdifferent] WWW was born in Physics Lab !!!

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN, invented the World
Wide Web (that you are currently using!). The Web, as it is
affectionately called, was originally conceived and developed to meet
the demand for automatic information sharing between scientists
working in different universities and institutes all over the world.

The basic idea of WWW was to merge the technologies of personal
computers, computer networking and hypertext into a powerful and easy
to use global information system.

Hypertext is text with links to further information, on the model of
references in a scientific paper or cross-references in a dictionary.
With electronic documents, these cross-references can be followed by
a mouse-click, and with the World-Wide Web, they can be anywhere in
the world. There is no need to know where the information is stored,
and no need to know any detail on how it is formatted or organized.

"Wandering from one document (webpage) to another" is called
browsing. Some people do this just for fun, following links just to
see what's there. This is usually called "surfing the Web".

Of course, behind this apparent simplicity there is a set of
ingenious design concepts, protocols and conventions.

Nowadays, the WWW has expanded from its original scientific
environment and has millions of academic and commercial users.

Visit :- www.cern.ch for More details....







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