No less than 25 years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea that seemed strange and almost impossible. Nowadays, we cannot imagine the world in its lack.
The idea of creating the World Wide Web belonged to Tim Berners-Lee, a young computer scientist working at the CERN lab in Switzerland. Tim Berners-Lee was a visionary, who looked for a simple way to easily access files on linked computers.
He presented his idea on a paper dating back to March 12, 1989. This day is considered to be the birthday of the Web. Still, the idea was so revolutionary, that it almost was too much to happen at that moment.
However, the birth of the World Wide Web was so necessary, that not only Tim Berners-Lee thought about it. Even the US military became interested in such an idea. They actually began to study the idea of connecting computer networking starting with the 1950s. Arpanet was launched in 1969, this being considered a forerunner of the Internet.
Still, until Tim Berners-Lee reached his idea, everything was just theoretical. However, Tim was able to convince the CERN to adopt this system, in a simple and free service. The model became popular, while the Internet began changing many industries.
Now, the founder of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee conducts the campaign “web we want.” This campaign asks for open Internet. This aims to be a bill of rights that would govern the Internet. The campaign started as constantly new revelations are made on the government surveillance that seems to occur.
Berners-Lee said that what we need is a bill of rights. “Unless we have an open, neutral Internet we can rely on without worrying about what’s happening at the back door, we can’t have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture,” he claimed according to The Guardian. However, this is not the first time when the inventor of the World Wide Web takes part in such a campaign.
Today, we may think that everything would be difficult in the lack of the World Wide Web, and actually we cannot image the world without it. Almost it is hard to believe that only 25 years ago, it didn’t even exist.