I mentioned in class on Thursday a famous memo, written by physicist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while a member of the CERN research team (look it up if you don’t know that that is), which sketches his idea for an Internet based information management system for sharing scholarly resources. This memo, widely acknowledged as having conceived the World Wide Web, took it current form when Mosaic, the first web browser, was publicly launched in 1993 by the Supercomputing Center at the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Tim Berners-Lee, “Information Management: A Proposal.” CERN (1989). Available online: http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html