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How the Web was born : the story of the World Wide Web

Author: James Gillies; R Cailliau
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"In 1993 a computer program called the Mosaic browser transformed the Internet from an academic tool into a telecommunications revolution. Now a household name, the World Wide Web is part of the modern communications landscape with tens of thousands of servers providing information to millions of users. Few people, however, realize that the Web was born at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Gillies; R Cailliau
ISBN: 0192862073 9780192862075
OCLC Number: 43377073
Description: xii, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: List of plates --
List of figures --
1. The foundations --
2. Setting the scene at CERN --
3. Bits and PCs --
4. Enquire within upon everything --
5. What are we going to call this thing? --
6. Sharing what we know --
7. The beginning of the future --
8. It's official --
Epilogue --
Time line --
The cast (abridged) --
Bibliography and notes on sources --
List of acronyms --
Index.
Responsibility: James Gillies & Robert Cailliau.
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Few people realize that the Web was born at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, and that it was invented by an Englishman, Tim Berners-Lee. This account tells how the idea first came  Read more...

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a good read * Glasgow Herald, 22/9/00 * excellent book * New Scientist 30/9/00 * It is not a light read but it is a good one! * David Coleman, Multimedia Information and Technology, February 2001 * Read more...

 
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