You don’t think about it any more than you think about the numbers you dial into a telephone to make a call. But the World Wide Web is the important protocol that enables the use of web browsers to navigate the internet. Without the ubiquitous, “WWW” your web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) would be about as useless as a telephone without a phone number.
It was exactly 15 years ago today that the Center for European Nuclear Research or CERN and granddad of the Internet, Tim Berners Lee, released the source code for the world wide web. The rest, as they say, is history. So happy birthday dear World Wide Web. Just don’t try to stuff a piece of cake into your laptop while studying on line.