Weaving the Web

Weaving the Web : Origins and Future of the World Wide Web

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The World Wide Web's explosion onto the global scene is one of the most dramatic arrivals of technology in history. Consequently, myths and misconceptions about the origins, impact and future of this technology have run wild. Now, for the first time, the world hears from the man who invented the WWW. English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee quietly laid the groundwork for the WWW (and consequently Hypertext) in 1980, created a prototype in 1990, and unleashed it to the public in 1991. Now the Head of the Worldwide Web Consortium that oversees the WWW's growth, Berners-Lee provides in this book the inside truth about where the WWW came from and the remarkable discoveries that made it the platform to today's communications revolution. He also offers an important analysis of the future development of the WWW, and the likely impact on business and society. Berners-Lee was recently described in The Observer as the man 'who invented the future, who created something which one day will be bigger than all the other industries on earth'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • diagrams
  • 1587990180
  • 9781587990182

Table of contents

1. Enquire within upon everything 2. Tangles, links and webs 3. info.cern.ch 4. Protocols: Simple rules for global systems 5. Going global 6. Browsing 7. Changes 8. Consortium 9. Competition and consensus 10. Web of people 11. Privacy 12. Mind to mind 13. Machines and the web 14. Weaving the webshow more

About Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web, the technology that transformed the Internet into a popular craze. Educated at Oxford, he is presently the Director of the WWW Consortium based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.show more

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