My Favorite Websites in High School - Brief History of the Web

The web as we know it didn't exist until the year after I graduated...
  1. We used dial up modems to log on to bulletin boards (precursor to irc) - like the slowest chat room you can imagine. All text no images.
    Looked and sounded like this http://bit.ly/1PBQ6x3
  2. For comparison my modem at home NOW is 1,048,576 times faster than my 300 baud modem was. Yep 1 million times faster.
  3. The well - the whole earth 'lectronic link - founded in Berkeley by a community of activists this was the beginning of a lot of the modern egalitarian concepts of the web and connectivity (sorry tmz)
  4. In 1990 Tim Berners-Lee, a software researcher at the particle physics lab CERN lab in Switzerland, noticing how difficult sharing data across the team was, came up with the three basic elements of what we consider the modern web:
  5. 1. HTML: HyperText Markup Language. The markup (formatting) language for the Web.
  6. 2. URI: Uniform Resource Identifier. A kind of “address” that is unique and used to identify to each resource on the Web. It is also commonly called a URL.
  7. 3. HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Allows for the retrieval of linked resources from across the Web.
  8. Mosaic released in 1992 was considered the first graphical web browser, and because it ran on windows and could show graphics in-line with text was able to spread the concept of the modern web rapidly. It's concepts and some of its team spawned Netscape and its intimate descendant Firefox.
    NCSA Mosaic, or simply Mosaic, is an early web browser. It has been credited with popularizing the World Wide Web. It was also a client for earlier protocols such as FTP, NNTP, and gopher. The browser was named for its support of multiple internet protocols.
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  10. I have no punchlines here, 1 million times faster.