“Alison, Can You Explain What Internet Is?” World Wide Web Turns 30!

“Alison, can you explain what Internet is?” (cue in video to 1:12)

The now infamous quote from Katie Couric from 1995 when the hosts from the Today Show were trying to put their minds around the concept.  Although the World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by English Engineer and Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee, it’s practical applications were just spilling into the wider culture by the mid-90s.

What would our lives be like without it?

For a look at the future of the web, Tim Berners-Lee calls for an end to hacking, abuse, and hate speech. Watch the interview here: The Future of the Internet.  



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