Wednesday, November 13, 2013
World Wide Web is 23!
Happy birthday to the World Wide Web! Twenty-three years old today. Here's a link to another blog I was reading this morning including a Writer's Almanac story on the development of the WWW. It's hard now to imagine a world without the Internet in its modern and (mostly?) user-friendly form -- yet those halcyon days of my senior year in high school, when some friends and I spent part of the fall researching politics online for the very first time, came only 5 years after the Web's creation. (This explains why it took 10 minutes for a crazy-basic site with a few shreds of information to load, even using the school's theoretically advanced server...)