Once upon a time there was a whole planet without the internet. Hard to believe? Well it’s true.
In 1991, Tim Berners-Lee opened the World Wide Web so people could connect throughout the world with just a click of the mouse. A few problems in the workplace caused Lee to start a system that could help him and his colleagues communicate on one system without having to worry about different formats and codes and so on and so on. Well little did he know his idea was ingenious!
I can’t imagine a time more exciting for the entire world, and this is something I don’t really want to take for granted because my generation is the one who grew up with these ideas and the growth of the human public as we know it. Think about it, we had the opportunity to really watch history being made and actually be a part of it. And it’s still progressing to this day! Check out this graphic posted by Ragan\’s PR Daily about the difference between the web in 1996 compared to today:
Pretty amazing, right? Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something this big and be able to say they contributed to the way we view the world today? I know I certainly would.
I mean, I definitely remember learning about the internet growing up, just as the internet itself was growing up, but to be a part of the group who actually created it would have been awesome! And what really amazes me is the short amount of time that it took to create the internet to be what it is today. As things are more sophisticated, what we see is more simplistic. Whew, that’s pretty crazy!