Happy Birthday, WWW!

Happy Birthday, WWW!

March 13, 20191 min read

Goizueta information systems and operations management professor Benn Konsynski on the 30th birthday of WWW:

"... Many of us were on the internet before WWW -- researchers, academic, military, libraries, etc. The operating protocols on top of the basic Internet protocols were useful, but often specialized. The world of commerce and social interchange needed a simple standard to offer creative outlet beyond specific applications and closed systems.

"Sir Tim Berners-Lee brought that with common protocols for describing content (HTML), moving/referencing content (HTTP) and browser technologies for viewing and manipulating content. Over the next few years, commerce and social exchange exploded after these protocols took root. By 1995 the internet world opened to business and the general market with expectations and promise."

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    Benn R. Konsynski George S. Craft Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management

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