The Evolving Internet

Tim Berners Lee

In 1990, Tim Berners Lee a computer scientist set out to organize the information at CERN into an easy and fast to share system. He called this new project the "World Wide Web." He built up from his previous prototype, ENQUIRE,, which he had created in 1980. The ENQUIRE however did not succeed because it was a closed system and that made it hard for the other divisions in CERN to access information. His new project "World Wide Web" connected multiple networks and had an open system. The architecture for the World Wide Web would consist of "hypertext" documents that would be strung together in a "web" of other hypertext documents. The Hypertext documents could then be accessed through a "browser" and the browser would follow the architecture of a Client server model.


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