Welcome to the

World Wide Web!

Search the Internet with Google. Make a million on the Internet with eBay. Let me email some pictures of my grandchildren. Well, it is exciting, isn’t it?


The Internet as we know it—the World Wide Web—was developed at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland in 1989. In January 1993 there were only 50 Web servers online. 1993 was also the year that the first alpha version of the Mosaic browser was tested.


In 1995 only 8.4 million adults used the Internet in the United States. Now, that figure is well over 1 Billion. No other invention—not the car, the radio, or the television has swept the market as quickly.


It is, indeed, a revolution.