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On this day in 1993: the directors at CERN released the source code of "WorldWideWeb" into the public domain, under the insistence of Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the WWW protocol.
This decision to make the WWW software and protocols free and readily available to the public, gave birth to the internet we know today. #TechHistory
P Christopher Wotherspoon
Isn't this the TCP/IP stack?
No, that originated in the sixties. It's rather the http protocol and html which enabled a standard for machine-independent and graphical presentation
Allan Hřiberg the origin of Netscape ! the first web browser for the masses.
Mosaic was the first one I used. I never saw Berners-Lee's WorldWideWeb in action as far as I can remember.
NCSA Mosaic is what I used first, then I altered between Spryglass Mosaic (that Microsoft bought and made into IE) and Netscape Navigator, which was a pretty heavy and unstable program on the 16MB Mac Quadra 900 I had back in the day.
P Christopher Wotherspoon
When were the first presence of web showing up on PC's? A graphical presentation. I remember a search engine that actually gave a graphical presentation that showed clustering of results. What was the name? it evades me.
I wrote a postscript print formatter and released it on the net. I got a snippy nore it crashed their server and suggested a fix which worked.
So if it's late, it's probably my fault. I'm so good I can make a project late without even being on it!
I know he's a sir and all but all he did was take somebody else's MIME spec, somebody else's html spec, somebody else's hyperlinks and made them work together so he could find the page he needed in the Microsoft manuals for Windows 3.11
Gopher already existed and did the same thing. This really wasn't much work and the poeple that invented the parts he used also invented things like the firewall, the mailing list, DNS and the laser writer.
Tim learned windows. Cooooool.
How did your postscript print formatter crash a web server?
html did not automate the search. Gopher did do that, and actually was more replaced by Google than anything that the web did. I used gopher @ Sun inside and outside the company searching for goodies they had, and used FTP to grab and save them.
Howard Jones replied
the apple hypertext is more of a program that was around before html and the web distribution of the data.
Jim St replied
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Daniel Marius Tripp
would love a 68K NEXT box....
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