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Weaving the Web

By Neil Savage

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 6, Pages 20-22
10.1145/3077334

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When he first came up with the idea for the World Wide Web in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee had trouble getting people to grasp the concept. If he gave a lecture to a room of 100 people, demonstrating how his browser/editor could jump from one document to another when he clicked on a hypertext link, he recalls, the response would be a collective "So what?"

"Maybe two or three at the back would get it. Most people wouldn't," says Berners-Lee.

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