Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web
Brought up in class, Tim Berners-Lee is a British Engineer and a computer scientist and a MIT professor. He was credited with finding the World Wide Web, a system of hyperlinked documents via the Internet. The discussion in class about Tim Berners-Lee reminded me about the evolution of computer technology I've learned in Ben DeVane's class. It's amazing how much has changed ever since the typewriter was invented. Back then, we had to redo a whole paper if we made a simple mistake on a typewriter. Nowadyas, we see ourselves in a digital revolution, a revolution that keeps global community together, and making it convenient to retrieve information. Blogs, arts, images, Facebook, and other web technologies of the World Wide Web allows us to share our identities with others, creating an impact on our global communties.