Inspiring talk by the inventor of the Internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee:
So, going back to 1989, I wrote a memo suggesting the global hypertext system. Nobody really did anything with it, pretty much. But, 18 months later — this is how innovation happens – 18 months later, my boss said I could do it on the side, as a sort of a play project, kick the tires of a new computer we’d got. And so he gave me the time to code it up. So I basically roughed out what HTML should look like,hypertext protocol — HTTP – the idea of URLs — these names for things which started with HTTP. I wrote the code and put it out there.
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