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The History of the Internet and the WWW 1 The History of the World Wide Web- The internet started out as an information resource for the government so that they could talk to each other They called it The Industrucable Network because it was so many computers linked to gether that if one server went down no-one would know This report will mainly focus on the history of the World Wide Web WWW because it is the fastest growing resource on the internet The internet consists of diferent protocals such as WWW Gopher Like the WWW but text based FTP File Transfer Protocal and Telnet Allows you to connect to different BBSs There are many more smaller ones but they are inumerable A BBS is an abreviation for Bullitin Board Service A BBS is a computer that you can ether dial into or access from the Internet BBSs are normally text based 2 The Creator of the WWW- A graduate of Oxford University England Tim is now with the Laboratory for Computer Science LCSat the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT He directs the W3 Consortium an open forum of companies and organizations with the mission to realize the full potential of the Web With a background of system design in real-time communications and text processing software development in 1989 he invented the World Wide Web an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while working at CERN the European Particle Physics Laboratory He spent two years with Plessey elecommunications Ltd a major UK Telecom equipment manufacturer working on distributed transaction systems message relays and bar code technology In 1978 Tim left Plessey to join DG Nash Ltd where he wrote among other things typesetting software for intelligent printers a multitasking operating system and a generic macro expander A year and a half
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