The 6th August 1991 was a significant day in the history of the internet, being the day when the World Wide Web became publicly available. There was no fanfare. Its creator, the now internationally known Tim Berners- Lee, posted a short summary of his Information management: a proposal a year earlier <www.w3.org/History/ 1989/proposal.html>, giving birth to a new technology that would fundamentally change the world as we would know it (Figure 1). He tells the story that this proposal had been received as being vague but exciting (Berners-Lee, 2009), yet this vaguely exciting idea is now shaping the very scope and nature of our human communications and interactions with information on the web.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2011|