The Internet and the Web

Today marks 30 years since the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The Science Museum will be hosting a celebration event featuring Sir Tim from 5pm today which will be live streamed.

The Internet and the World Wide Web have revolutionised the way we communicate and enabled the creation of whole new industries.

Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf and Louis Pouzin made seminal contributions to the protocols that together make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet. Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web and vastly extended the use of the Internet beyond email and file transfer. Marc Andreessen, while a student and working with colleagues, wrote the mosaic browser, which made the Web accessible to anyone.