The Brave Programmer - Blogging and coding
Not for the faint hearted
 

Blog Posts From The Brave Programmer

Minimize

The Internet turns 20.

Mar17

Written by:
2009/03/17 08:44 AM RssIcon

The internet has turned 20 years old. Better known as the "World Wide Web". Its birth has completely transformed the way we live.

Its history dates back to 13 March 1989, when a British computer scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, best known as CERN Laboratory, came up with the idea in a research paper on March 13, 1989. Sir Tim gave it to his boss at the CERN nuclear research centre, who called it “vague but exciting”.

At that time, the use of internet was limited to defence and academics domains only. The WWW, was not what we know it today, limited by text communication only, with very little interactivity. Things like text chat, as about the most interactive that you could get.

Sir Tim gave the document to his boss at the CERN nuclear research centre. His response was, “vague but exciting”. The first website was built at the lab in Switzerland and went online in 1991. Today we have more than 80million websites worldwide, containing millions and millions of pages.

The document, Titled, "Information Management: A Proposal", build on the Standard Generalised Mark-up Language,or SMGL, in an effort to simplify it. It described what is now known as world wide web or the internet. As resulted Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML), was born. A coding type language which outlined methods used to present images and texts in the web format. When this language got combined with Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Uniform Resource Locator (URL), the Internet as we know it today was born. It was the building blocks for a framework that would support the sharing of electronic documents in an electronic format. 

Today not only can we see pictures and documents online, but video, animation. We can chat, interact, and even use the internet to phone and have live video feeds. We do our banking, and shopping online. we can even follow major surgery online.

Who knows where the Internet will be in the next twenty years, but here we look forward to a wonderful journey of discovery and enlightenment.

How has the Internet Improved your life?

Tags:
Categories:
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Blog Updates Via E-mail
 Blog Updates Via E-mail
Minimize

Do you want to receive blog updates via e-mail. Then just click on the link below. You will be redirected to Google's feed burner, where you can fill out a form. Supplying your e-mail address.

The subscription is managed entirely by Google's Feedburner. We cannot and do not collect your email address.

Subscribe to The Brave Programmer by Email

Print  
 

 

Latest Comments
 Latest Comments
Minimize
Powered by Disqus

Sign up with Disqus to enjoy a  surprise box of features

Print  
 
Blog Roll
 Blog Roll
Minimize
Print  
 
Categories
 Categories
Minimize
Print  
 
<h1>Search Blogs From The Brave Programmer</h1>
 

Search Blogs From The Brave Programmer

Minimize
Print  
 
Archive
 Archive
Minimize
Archive
<November 2017>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789
Monthly
Go
Print  
 
<h1>News Feeds (RSS)</h1>
 

News Feeds (RSS)

Minimize
Print  
 

Follow robertbravery on Twitter

Blog Engage Blog Forum and Blogging Community, Free Blog Submissions and Blog Traffic, Blog Directory, Article Submissions, Blog Traffic

View Robert Bravery's profile on LinkedIn

Mybyte

 

Robert - Find me on Bloggers.com

Tags
 Tags
Minimize
Print  
 
Contact Us Now
 Contact Us Now
Minimize
 

Email  us now or call us on 082-413-1420,  to host your website.

We design and develop websites. We develop websites that make a difference. We do Dotnetnuke Module development.

Web Masters Around The World
Power By Ringsurf
Print