Wednesday 12 March 2014

Happy Birthday... Internet

Today the Internet celebrates its 25th Birthday. Inexplicably this doesn't merit a Google Doodle!

25 years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee got networks of computers (which had been around for a while) to talk to each other. The World Wide Web (honestly didn't you ever wonder what 'www' was for?!) was born.

Anybody who was born in the 1990s probably can't imagine life with no internet, it has become so much a part of our everyday life.

I have younger colleagues who can't believe we didn't have computers at school... who don't think of looking anywhere else but Google when they want to find something out. We use it to watch movies, we share our lives and keep in touch with family, friends and strangers we have met and have become friends.

I wonder what the next quarter of a century has in store for the internet?!