Tuesday, September 09, 2008
What a web we weave
Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, the uber-boffin responsible for creating the World Wide Web, has created an archive of what was the world's first website, put online in August 1991. This was a watershed moment in the development of the Internet, which began life in the defence and academic communities. From these humble beginnings, little did he know that from this point on up to the present day, his invention would eventually pervade almost every aspect of our lives, changing the way we work, communicate with one another, travel, learn, do business, socialise, express opinions, waste time, and pollute our minds with various forms of unsavoury content. PS: I'll also give bragging rights to anyone who can identify the computer in this picture.