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Happy Birthday, Internet

Mike Musgrove

Twenty years ago today, an independent contractor for the European Organization for Nuclear Research named Tim Berners-Lee pitched his employers an innovative idea on how to share the lab's research on an open computer network. That idea is now credited as being, essentially, the basic blueprint for what we know as the World Wide Web.

According to Scientific American, which has an interview with the famous computer scientist here, Berners-Lee and other early Web pioneers are meeting up at the Geneva-based lab today to mark the occasion.

By Mike Musgrove  |  March 13, 2009; 10:53 AM ET  | Category:  Mike Musgrove
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The Internet is a bit older than the WWW...

Posted by: wiredog | March 13, 2009 11:36 AM

Tim Berners-Lee IS CREDITED WITH CREATING THE WWW and N-O-T the INTERNET which was around for many many years in the service of the US Govt.where it was first developed !!!!!!!!!

Clearly the WWW will not be around if it hadn't been for the internet.


Posted by: mewindows | March 13, 2009 2:31 PM

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