Nov 12, 2010

The "World Wide Web" turns 20

Twenty years ago, a placeholder name for a revolutionary idea became the foundation for the lexicon of the Internet. On this anniversary, the New York Times explores how the World Wide Web got its name.

And here is the Nov. 12, 1990, proposal to create "...a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will."

From the proposal:
The application of a universal hypertext system, once in place, will cover many areas such as document registration, on-line help, project documentation, news schemes and so on. It would be inappropriate for us (rather than those responsible) to suggest specific areas, but experiment online help, accelerator online help, assistance for computer center operators, and the dissemination of information by central services ... are obvious candidates.
I wonder if it'll ever take off?

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