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Quiz: Who invented the World Wide Web?

Originally published in MOREnetworking Vol. 1 No. 3, Dec. 1, 2002

  1. Andrew “Web” Webster and Conan “the Barbarian” O’Bannon, graduate students at the California Institute of Technology, who decided to develop a competitor for the University of Minnesota’s Gopher system as a thesis project.
  2. The Web was developed by a consortium of the world’s top technical corporations, including IBM, Microsoft, Apple Computer, Sun, Oracle and SAS.
  3. Tim Berners-Lee, an English computer scientist working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, who decided to create a system to computerize the mountains of scientific papers the organization produced.
  4. Jennifer Blake, a computer engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, starting from an undergraduate class project.

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3. Read about it at www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee.

hendersonl | Sunday, December 1, 2002 | |

 

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