Happy 30th birthday to the internet!

Happy 30th birthday to the internet
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

Today marks 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for the world wide web. In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee wrote an (admittedly dry-sounding) paper called “Information Management: A Proposal” that proposed a unifying structure for linking information across different computers. By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web

The Web30 event at CERN in partnership with the World Wide WebConsortium (W3C) and with the World Wide WebFoundation will celebrate this day

 

“Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked. Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything.”
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

 

Just 30 years later the internet has grown in crazy and unexpected directions. It has revolutionised the way we research and share information, allows us to communicate with family and friends across the globe, lets us work from home, shop online, save on travel. More importantly, it has become a tool that allows us to ‘stalk’ old friends from 20 years ago, binge on Netflix, see the best cat videos, share pineapples in party hats, and many more weird and wonderful things

The internet has changed a lot in the last 30 year. Plans in the 90s usually included around 33.6Kbps modem speed. Fibre broadband today tops out at 100Mb – or 100,000Kbps

That’s a great reminder to make sure your internet speeds aren’t stuck in the past. Give yourself the gift of super-fast internet.  Check out fast broadband plans with Broadband Compare. 

 

 

 

 

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