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February 26, 1991: Introduction of first Web Broswer – WorldWideWeb

WorldWideWeb

February 26, 1991: Sir Tim Berners Lee Shows the WorldWideWeb via Browser

1991Sir Tim Berners-Lee showed everyone the first web browser and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor. The Browsers’ name was called “WorldWideWeb”, but was later changed to “Nexus”. Berners-Lee ran it on the NeXTSTEP platform and worked with not only the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), but the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Nexus is not in production anymore.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 26

  • 3Com announces they will acquire US Robotics
  • Intel introduces the Pentium III
  • Yahoo launches Buzz
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April 30: World Wide Web Goes to Public Domain

Tim Berners-Lee

April 30, 1993: World Wide Web enters in Public Domain

1993 - You may see www, but it’s true meaning is World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee wrote WorldWideWeb during the 1990, while working for CERN. He did it on a NeXT Computer and developed it for the NeXTSTep platform (which Apple bought and turned into Mac OS X). But it was today that was most momentous, as the World Wide Web entered in the public domain. That meant anyone could access without license fees. Now a person could apply style sheets or post media on the web. The initial web browser was also the web editor.

Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 30

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