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Innovation: The World Wide Web
Location: Geneva
Year: 1990
By: CERN, Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau

Following the creation of ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) in 1962, research to improve military computer technology became a priority for the United States during the Cold War and ARPANET was soon created. This early form of the internet was mostly for government and educational purposes and consisted of interfaces that were not user friendly. This changed when Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) created a standard way to “mark up” a page. With this new hypertext markup language (HTML), and recently created internet browsers, a world wide web of interlinked documents was created. The ease of use made it feasible for the internet to become available for public use. From then on the information that the average person has access to has increased exponentially. In the context of engineering and architecture, information was able to be passed from office to office almost instantly. The world wide web has expedited the process of sharing information that is vital to projects and has led to a relatively seamless  design, planning and construction process.  `

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Written by Carlos Balderas

October 4, 1990 at 6:53 pm

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