Who invented the world wide web and when? What is the definition if the WWW (World Wide Web)?
The “World Wide Web” was the original name for “Hypertext project” by Tim Berners-Lee. During the 1980s, he has been working on this project and finally, in 1990 he formally proposed that his ideas written in his previous works could come to reality. He put forth the proposition that a read-only web could be established in such a way that the information would be available to any reader and the authorship upon these information would actually be universal.
World Wide Web as we know it was invented by Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee. He was born in 1955 in Great Britain. He is a scientist whose work is mostly focused on computers. We have already mentioned his proposal. Shortly after that, he succeeded in carrying out the Internet communication between a server and a http client. The first web server used back then was the “NeXT” computer. The universal line mode browser test was conducted in 1991. The idea was that a universal line mode browser should be functioning on any terminal or computer. However, those procedures were quite different than what we know today. For example, there was no any graphics or mouse using – there was only text. Still, that meant a lot, since anyone could share the information on the World Wide Web (if he/she had an Internet connection, of course).
Today, Mr. Berners-Lee is today the head of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium – the institution established in order to take care of the WWW development. He founded the World Wide Web Foundation as well. He is also the head of the WSRI (Web Science Research Initiative), a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.