The World Wide Web - The World Wide Web A Unique Product of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 The World Wide Web A Unique Product of the Information Age
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
2 Contents Introduction What is the Web, and Why it was created The First Communication Tool: e-mail The MIME Extension Why the MIME was not enough The Need for the Browser
Background image of page 2
3 Introduction The Web is a basic tool facilitating the following Research Recreation Commerce Communication We will look at the Web from the perspective of how it operates We will not look at specific tools such as specific Web browsers, plug-ins, etc Our intention is to describe the mechanisms and machines that form the foundation of the Web, the innovations that it introduced, resulting in its rapid adoption throughout the world
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
4 What Is the Web, and Why Was It Created The Web was developed originally to solve a very specific problem; fortunately, it turned out to be useful for many other problems and needs as well It was created to facilitate communications among nuclear physicists located throughout the world The physicists make use of data gathered at specialized facilities CERN (European Particle Physics Laboratory) in Geneva, Switzerland LANL (Los Alamos National Labs) United States Physics essentially interweaves highly mathematical theories and measurements The measurements either confirm these theories or provoke the need for new theoretical work New theory generate explanations for observations
Background image of page 4
5 What is the Web and Why Was It Created Physicists need to communicate with each other
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 12

The World Wide Web - The World Wide Web A Unique Product of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online