Web, the Internet, a web of information...
Tne Internet is one
thing; and, the Web is another. People use both of these
terms interchangeably, but they are as night
is to day, or vice versa.
One needs the other to be. The other needs the other to be usefully
whole, so to speak.
to industry sources is essentially a "global information system..."
The clearest and most precise
definition so far to date was found and attributed to, from all human-handledly1
searched sources by MediaHeads, to be posted on an Internet website entitled "computer
history dot org". Pretty clearly stated and explained.
 a non-automated
process conducted by a person
The World Wide Web's timeline
began with thought in July of 1945.
Its beginnings were first written
about as a concept.
Web, or the Internet and the online 'e' and 'i' name
available through New Media manifestations, augmenting
existing Old Media radio, music and TV media mediums.
"Web" Dictionary.com Unabridged
(v.1.1). random House, Inc. 09 Feb. 2009. (Dictionary.com)
House a network of interlinked stations, services, communications,
etc., covering a region or country... (usually initials in capital
i.e. the World
Wikipedia defines and describes the Web as...
"The World Wide Web, abbreviated as "www" and W3
and... is a system of interlinked hypertext documents
contained on the Internet."
who was the originator? There may be many people who may be considered
as founding the Internet or Web, but the name Vint Cerf
surfaces more than others for many reasons. Sometimes it is heard Al
Gore founded the Internet. No one person can claim that, but what is
true is Al Gore diligently supported the precurser of the Internet,
known as ARPANET.
Gore provided his backing from the 1980's before most people knew of
such technology. ARPANET actually started in 1968. Al
gore's support can be termed foundational at the very least.
first used? Actual experimentation and development got traction through
the efforts of Robert "Bob" Taylor, not the actor, in the
at perhaps the first true software company named the System
was it started? SDC was based in Santa
is another relevant 'link' that may be a perfect starter... at least as
far as "the opening for public use" that is... check out the timeline
at the Internet
Society, which is the offical source of information
regarding the 'Web' or Internet.
a slightly more detailed view into the beginnings of the Internet the
page at the Internet Society is "Brief
History of the Internet"
important distinction for Web programmers and any
Internet adventurer is in knowing the difference between a 'frame'
and a 'frameset'.
Simple enough, but keeping these two destictions clear can eliminate
the fog if this is the area of your presearch focus.
are many more starting points for the Web, some in literature, some in
various computer labs and in the minds of people. All are relavant,
some more compelling