While talking about the internet and networking system, it would be unfair not to appreciate the colossal contribution of Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of World Wide Web (www). He is a scientist and academic whose innovative work and vision has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. He invented the Web in 1989, while working at CERN and he is actively working and dedicated to enhance and protect the web’s future.
However, the internet often refers to the network, whereas the www refers to the plethora of information available on this network.
In 1989-90, Sir Berners Lee built HTML, HTTP and URL. It is worthy to say that the internet has been defined and developed by many computer scientists, but Sir Lee designed the basic foundation.
We are living in an era, where everything is so easy for us to convey messages, spread information and communicate to masses. But does anyone know that the first message was sent on network consisted of just two words, and now there are 297 billion mails sent each day. On an average day, a data traffic of 3.49 billion GB hit the net! 40% percent of world’s population ie 3.56 billion people are today using internet and India is third largest internet user of the world. On Facebook alone, there are 1.86 billion users today!
A study says that with this great evolution of internet, it is a clear vision that a decade from now, every single person of the world shall be using internet. As if that was not enough, NASA is now planning for interplanetary internet connections and there can be internet access on Mars by 2030!