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      The “Web” which adds an ease-of-use layer to the Internet by providing a graphical user interface (GUI), was developed in 1990 by English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (1955-), who wrote the Web software at the CERN physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. Berners-Lee wrote a program defining hypertext markup language (HTML), hypertext protocol (HTTP), and universal resource locators (URLS). The Web became part of the Internet in 1991 and has played a major role in the growing popularity of the international computer network, making information more accessible to the user via multimedia interfaces, which allow the presentation of graphics (formatted texts and hyperlinks, photos, and illustrations) as well as streaming or downloadable audio and video.¹

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   ¹This is adapted from The Handy History Answer Book, 3rd. ed. by David. L Hudson, Jr. (Visible Ink, 2013). Hudson is a lawyer and 1st Amendment Scholar. Paragraphs, colors, boldface, italics, and a modest editing added. (Forgive the jargon if it seems to be that. This seems to us to an interesting mix of some of the terms that are warp and woof of the net…). It also helps to locate the now familiar Internet in a timeframe.