1: World Wide Web
For Connecting Everyone and Everything
Vague but exciting ... Three words neatly written on the upper right-hand corner of a page. The document was a 1989 project proposal for an information management system by a 33-year-old British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee. There were boxes and arrows, and dotted lines running between them. The idea was indeed "vague but exciting ..." as Berners-Lee's boss at CERN research lab in Europe noted. And it would eventually lead to the creation of the World Wide Web—a project that changed life as we knew it.