The World Wide Web is 30 years old. The creator wants to kill her
The physicist and engineer Tim Berners-Lee, who created the World Wide Web as a world of freedom and equality, is disappointed with the current state of affairs and offers to change everything.
March 12 is the 30th anniversary of the advent of the World Wide Web (WWW), which marked the beginning of Internet communication in the form that we know it now.
The history of the World Wide Web
Most people believe that the Internet and the World Wide Web are one and the same. Although these phenomena and concepts are related, they are completely different.
The Internet is a data transfer system “by hand” between computers (routers). It was developed in the 1960s by the US Department of Defense as a reliable information transfer system.
Working with this system was very difficult, because you had to enter all the commands manually.
The World Wide Web is an information system that allows you to effectively access information. Her concept was born in 1989 in the head of the British physicist Tim Berners-Lee, who worked at CERN.
Within two years, he developed the HTTP protocol and the HTML language, thanks to which the Internet united most of the existing networks at that time.
Berners-Lee announced his project in 1991. The accompanying letter stated that the project’s goal is “to create access to information anywhere in the world”.
This was achieved with the help of hypertext, the method of binding various documents to each other. He also opened access to the files necessary for the use of his invention.
WWW Father Offers New Network
The changes that the World Wide Web has brought to a person’s life are often criticized. But the Internet is a mirror of humanity, which reflects all manifestations of genius and stupidity, so we will not dwell on them in detail.
Last October, Berners-Lee introduced the new World Wide Web structure, Inrupt, which will become part of the Solid project. It will be a new decentralized network built on a modular open source data storage architecture.
The scientist proposes to store data in pods (personal online data stores), and not in various instant messengers and social networks. According to the scientist, this decision will help reduce the intervention of the state and various corporations in the lives of people.
In the new version proposed by him, no total control over users will be possible.