World Wide Web has been around for a while now, and as a matter of fact, it has changed the definition of the internet as a whole
Thirty years ago, operating an internet was not as seamless as it happens to be now, an age when browsing was a complex task for many, and only the gurus could operate the system until a shift in innovation. Imagine not capable of doing what we tag as ‘basic’ in the wake of modernization. That’s exactly how it sucks, counting back to thirty years ago before Tim Berners-Lee– the genius behind the World Wide Web(WWW) came to our rescue.
Today, the world can look back and celebrate an amazing innovation. Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web(WWW) was first proposed on March 11th, 1989, and while people mistake an internet for Web, Tim was able to differentiate the two with its product.
The internet is the global network of computers that are able to communicate with one another and dates back to the US military’s ARPANET developed in the 60s. The web, meanwhile, is the public’s main way of accessing this network and was proposed by Berners-Lee in the late 80s. So while the internet has always been in existence years before Tim’s WWW – he only worked on a more seamless way to access the internet.
As I said earlier, the internet used to be a very complex platform to operate, but Lee self-created a streamlined system that would allow people to easily navigate this network. The web is a complex series of URLs, linked by HTTP and formatted in HTML, but its abstract design makes it simple to access as a series of interlinked webpages. The simplicity of the internet is the reason why we all can surf at will without having any form of difficulty, at least not when you have a basic knowledge or literacy.
Trust me, I think this is one of the best things that have happened to humanity. If you think otherwise, do not hesitate to drop a comment below.