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Some history
                The World Wide Web, WWW, W3 was created by Tim Berners-Lee
        who was working at CERN at the time. 
       
                In 1989, Berners-Lee proposed a global hypertext project
        which would become the World Wide Web. The WWW was created under
        the pretense that many people would be able to work collaborately
        by putting information on a web of hypertext documents. The WWW
        would be put on servers and client software, called a browser,
        would allow one to access the information stored on the server.
        The software calls up the information by searching for a link's
        URL(Uniform Resource Locator). It then uses HTTP (HyperText
        Transfer Protocol) to get the document which is coded in HTML
        (HyperText Markup Language).

First Web browsers:

                The first browser was a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You
        Get) hypertext browser/editor. The WWW and browser first ran on a
        NeXt computer in 1990 at CERN and were made available on the
        Internet in 1991.
        
                The first browser with the point-and-click graphical user
        interface was NCSA Mosaic (Feb 1993). Other GUI based browsers
        came from the idea behind this one. 


Some Internet timeline:

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