Google celebrates 30 years of World Wide Web
Bhubaneswar: Google’s animated doodle celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW). In 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee had made a proposal for the WWW for his colleagues at CERN; the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Sir Lee proposed an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by URLs and will be accessible through the internet. Lee had imagined creating a hypertext database with typed links, called ‘Mesh’, to help his colleagues at CERN to enable them to share information amongst multiple computers.
As Google correctly highlights in its blog, the World Wide Web is not to be “confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL ‘addresses’, and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP.”
Here is the doodle:
Were it not for the web, today’s world would not have been possible. The world has become smaller where we all are connected to each other all the time with just any information handy at all times. But over time, the dark side of the web has also emerged.
In a letter published on Monday, that marked the web’s 30th anniversary, Berners-Lee said he understands concerns that the internet is no longer a “force for good.” “The fight for the web is one of the most important causes of our time,” he wrote. He believes that the Web has become ‘dysfunctional’ with ‘perverse’ incentives.