In 1993 a computer program called the Mosaic browser transformed the Internet from an academic tool into telecommunications revolution. Now a household name, the World Wide Web is part of the modern communications landscape with tens of thousands of servers providing information to millions of users. Few people, however, realize that the Web was born at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, and that it was invented by an Englishman, Tim Berners-Lee.
This fascinating new book tells how the idea for the Web came about at CERN, how it was developed, and how it was eventually handed over for free for the rest of the world to use. This is the first book-length account of the Webs origins and development, and it covers the history of computer networking from the 1950s to the present day, as well as interviews with the key players in the story.