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From: diane rivet <>
Subject: [Lon] Fw: This Day in History: 6 August 1991
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 17:06:20 -0400
Someone had been asking about the web site that mentioned "on this day in
history" - is this the one they were looking for?
Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 6:04 AM
Subject: This Day in History: 6 August 1991
EVERTON'S FAMILY HISTORY NEWSLINE
Monday, 6 August 2001
This Day in History: 6 August 1991
Just ten years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee began posting files on the
Internet describing a new way to share information. Prior to that
time the main Internet data exchange protocols were centered on email
and FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Both require a certain amount of
knowledge to use. To use email, you need to know the address of the
person you are sending your message to. To use FTP, you need to know
not just the address where the data can be found, but also the name
of the exact file you need.
Berners-Lee's new protocol allowed addresses -- both email and file
names -- to be acquired on the fly. You could start with a single
address, and use data there to link to other data anywhere on the
Internet. The original specifications were for text, but graphics
quickly became part of the scheme, and the release of the Mosaic
graphical "browser" in 1993 really lit the fire under Berners-Lee's
Happy tenth birthday to the World Wide Web!
Get a road map to family history research on the Net! Netting Your
Ancestors, by Cyndi Howells, is your guide to the best places to
look for information on your family using the World Wide Web.
Netting Your Ancestors (B72) -- http://www.everton.com/shopper/specials.php
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