On Tuesday, search giant Google dedicated its one of a kind doodle to World Wide Web marking its 30th anniversary. On March 12 in 1989, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee proposed a system of information management which he called 'Information Management: A Proposal' to his seniors and today we know it as World Wide Web.
Lee used to work for Europe's physics lab CERN when he proposed the decentralized information management system and today, it is used by billions of people as a major part of their life. Google on its blog has revealed, “Vague but exciting. This was how Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s boss responded to his proposal.” Lee came up with the ides of this management system to help his co-workers at the nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland in sharing information amongst multiple computers. His proposal had system of hypertext links that he called ‘mesh’ which helped connect to other pages.
Google Blog further reveals, “Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL “addresses,” and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP. The Web has also become a decentralized community, founded on principles of universality, consensus, and bottom-up design.”
Today, Google through its World Wide Web doodle takes us back in time as it celebrates the anniversary by depicting a age old computer with an animation showing block graphics and a globe in the center renders slowly on a desktop monitor. It take us to a slower download speed era.
In a letter published on Monday, Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium said, “There are very few innovations that have truly changed everything,” said. “The Web is the most impactful innovation of our time.”