As it turns out, there is no one inventor of the Internet. The Internet was created in the 1960s as a huge network linking big university and government computers. The science behind the Internet was invented during the Cold War, when the United States was in competition against Russia for weapons and technology. So the Internet is actually pretty old–around forty years. In fact, email has been around since 1972! But it wasn’t until 1989 that Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, proposed the World Wide Web, which is what you’re reading this article on now.
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