A bit OT - Urban Myths?

Josef Karthauser joe at tao.org.uk
Wed Jul 16 22:00:14 BST 2003

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On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 02:19:13PM +0100, Paul Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 11:01:59AM +0100, Peter McGarvey wrote:
> > My recollection of history is that the web was "invented" in 1980 by Tim
> > Berners-Lee, and that he developed his ideas, eventually "inventing"
> > HTTP in 1990.
> I thought HTTP was much later than that. The date on the HTTP/1.0 RFC (RF=
> 1945) is May 1996, but by that point I think we were up to Netscape 2.0..=
> :-) I figured 1994, but his homepage states he wrote the first client and=
> server in 1990. Of course, that's not the same as the the web being built=
> but it is a decent date to pick as any other. The short history which=20
> doesn't really resolve this is here:

If I remeber correctly I first saw a copy of Mozilla 0.x at the end of
'93/beginning of '94.  We got our first IP connection at university in
'93 - a 2mb/s Super janet link.  Pavilion Internet was started July '94,
at which point there was only demon, pipex, compuserve and cix, and the
latter two didn't do IP.

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