Hij heeft eigenlijk niets 'uitgevonden' maar wat al bestond handiger in elkaar ge-engineerd (OK, in zekere zin kun je misschien zeggen dat dat voor alle uitvindingen geldt
Dit is een aardig overzichtje van de ontwikkeling van de verschillende basisontwikkelingen:
1957: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite and start of global telecommunications. In response, the United States forms the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) to establish its lead in science and technology applicable to the military.
1962: The RAND Corporation, a US government agency, is commissioned by the US Air Force to conduct a study on a military research network that could survive a nuclear strike.anced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) begins to develop a new protocol to allow computer networks to interconnect and communicate with each other.
1982: The Internet protocol, IPv4, is established for ARPANET. The word 'Internet' is first used.
1983: ARPANET is split into ARPANET, a research network, and MILNET, a military network. Interest from the commercial sector begins to grow throughout the ‘80s.
1990: 'Internet' replaces ARPANET. Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, invents the World Wide Web, and CERN releases it in 1991: The Web makes it easy to access any form of information anywhere in the world. [[url="http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_12-4-2004_pg6_2"]Bron[/url]]
Berners-Lee kwam bij CERN in Zwitserland de juiste mix mensen tegen, en door die omgeving geïnspireerd heeft hij de bestaande kennis tot een logisch geheel samengesmeed:
The Web arose less as a discovery out of the blue than as an engineer's solution to a problem -- how to make collaboration better and easier.
Berners-Lee conceived the idea in 1989 while he was a Fellow at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in Geneva, Switzerland. "In an exciting place like CERN," he has said, "you have so many people coming in with great ideas, doing some work, and leaving with no trace of what they've done and why they did it that the whole organization really needed this. It needed some place to be able to cement its organisational knowledge."
He based his Web initially on a "wysiwyg" browser-editor and a Web server, and he wrote most of the software to go with it, in the process defining URLs, HTTP and HTML, the trinity that serves to this day as the foundation for the Web and for creating and sharing information. [[url="http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/networking/33447.html"]Bron[/url]]
Nou ja, in ieder geval duidelijk nu dat het niet Al Gore was die het internet heeft uitgevonden.