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.