by Abubaker D
The article is talking about Tim Berners-Lee and people who contributed in creating the web. Tim wrote the coding for a hypertext-based system of connecting information that would use the TCP/IP protocols of the Internet plus a simple addressing scheme. That was 20 years ago. And Tim admits that he wouldn’t have made it without the previous innovations. For instance, the concept of hyptertext came from Vannevar Bush’s Memex proposal and Ted Nelson’s Xanadu project. And the Internet is built on pioneering efforts by people such as Donald Davis and Paul Barran, who did early work on packet switching, and Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn, who created the TCP/IP protocols. Tim’s interest was focused on creating the “the Semantic Web” on which a computer program can actually process a Web page enough to get some meaning from it. And some of those semantic ideas are what they call today the Web 3.0. The web 2.0 and 3.0 wouldn’t exist without the original version of Tim’s.
I really liked this article because it gives us information about who contributed into creating the web. We took TCP/IP protocls and web 2.0-3.0 in our lecture. But we didn’t talk about it’s creators that much. It helps us understand how important it is to know the past, so that we understand the future better. I thought students should know these important names that helped create one of the best innovations in the world. Without it, we wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t know the world. So big thanks to those people.
I’ve been using the world wide web for 13 years now. And it’s really interesting how it was created. I took a telecommunications class and it tells us all about packet switching and TCP/IP protocls. I assume other students took it as well. Packet switching is a really important concept in telecommunications and networks. I would suggest students who dont know about it to look it up.
Michael J. Miller (2009). The World Wide Web: 20 Years on. Retrieved from http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/internet/282893-the-world-wide-web-20-years-on