Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd May 2013 15:28 UTC
Internet & Networking Exactly twenty years ago, a document was published that played a huge role in establishing the web as we know it today. Twenty years later, and this simple and straightforward document is proof of an irrefutable fact: while closed technologies can change markets, open technologies can change the world.
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RE: hmmm
by redshift on Fri 3rd May 2013 04:25 UTC in reply to "hmmm"
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I for some reason believed that the www was created in the U.S. I'm happy to learn from this that it's not the case.

The basic plumbing of it evolves out of ARPANET which was crated by the US Department of Defense. So from a certain point of view you can say the internet was a US creation. There were lots of different technologies on the internet in the late 80's. But the www has become the dominant way to use the internet and it is what people would consider the modern internet to be. The www owes a lot to Cern and a British man who created hypertext.

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