great leap

The Warp and Woof of the Web

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30 years ago, when Sir Tim Berners Lee needed to name his invention, he settled on the World Wide Web because it:

“…stressed the decentralized form allowing anything to link to anything. This form is mathematically a graph, or web. It was designed to be global in reach.”

On the first ever webpage he decribes it like so:

…a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents.