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World Wide Web (WWW) History

As popularly conceived, hypertext is a series of text chunks connected by links which offer the reader different pathways.

- Ted Nelson, Literary Machines.

Who invented the Web? In the 1960's, Ted Nelson popularized the hypertext concept, and Douglas Engelbart created the first working hypertext systems. In the 1980's, the Web itself was invented by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau in Europe, and then rapidly spread around the world over the Internet in the 1990's by Marc Andreessen and the NCSA team that developed the Mosaic and Netscape browsers. The following pages provide more information:


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