Ever wonder where the “Net” came from? Well, I say the “Net” because there is actually a difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. More about this later…
Humble beginnings of the World Wide Web or the Net, which is it?
This is the single computer Tim Berners-Lee created The World Wide Web on… If it were to be powered off, the “web” would have come tumbling down! Thankfully today there are redundancies set in place so that this can’t happen. It just puts the whole thing into perspective, doesn’t it?
Berners-Lee is also the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the continued development of the “Web” we all use and love today.
Now, there is a common misconception that the Internet and the World Wide Web are one in the same, but in fact, they are technically two separate systems working in tandem. There are many systems that run on top of the Internet & the World Wide Web is just one of these systems. In other words, the Internet is a network of networks spanning internationally across many continents. The World Wide Web is a group of Hypertext Documents layered on top of the already World Wide Internet, hence where the name World Wide Web came from.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. – Wikipidia
If you are interested in learning more head over to this awesome youtube channel by clicking this HyperLink –>VSauce – The Web Is not the Net.