UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
In the beginning…
On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web went live to the world. There was no fanfare in the global press. In fact, most people around the world didn't even know what the Internet was. Even if they did, the revolution the Web ushered in was still but a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye. (That's him, down on the bottom right.)
This website explains a lot about the Internet. Not the lightest of reading but it certainly goes into the detail of how it all began.
The video gives a simple technical explanation of the Internet.
No one person or corporation 'owns' the Internet.
How it all works is through collaboration and cooperation.
Some interesting facts you may not know about the Internet. Look out for Spam though… 🙂
Prior to the launch of the World Wide Web only five computers were linked up so they could converse with each other. Read more about it here…