It was 25 years ago that the World Wide Web was born: from a plan to organize scientific data written in a nondescript Swiss office, it has grown to become one of the most important creations in human history. We look at how it all started.
Think about all it does......
When for instance, was the last time you actually took the trouble of sticking photographs in an album? Or used a physical encyclopedia? Or sent a greeting card?
The World Wide Web as we know it turns 25 today and has pervaded, infiltrated and dominated billions of lives around the world since then.
With the advent of the ‘digital citizen’ and the ‘netizen’ since then, the Web has effectively replaced many services and things that were integral parts of day to day life not all that long ago.
When was the last time you actually unfolded a road map to get directions? Unless you’re a true physical map romantic, chances are that you don’t remember. With services like Google Maps not only showing you roads but also calculating the best routes for you to take, there is really little reason for you to use anything else.
What about the yellow pages? Want a number or address? Google it.
Happy birthday WWW!