Which country invented the World Wide Web?
• Adelaide, Australia
11 Jan 12
I used to think it was the US military until I read Dan Brown's Angels & Demons. CERN boasts that it invented it & I think they are in Switzerland? I'm not sure if it was an original concept or if there were many who make claims on different aspects of what we now know as the WWW. I don't think either of these companies had it in mind of throwing this system at the rest of the world & to ordinary people like you & me. So to invent such a thing is one thing, but to make it available to everyone in the world, we may have to thank the USA? Do you know the answer?
12 Jan 12
There is perhaps, a confusion between the internet and the world wide web. The internet was a joint development between UK and US (From memory) then developed at Cern, as you say. The world wide web owes it origin not to US military as is often said but to the Britain Tim Berners-Lee all the best urban
• New Zealand
14 Feb 10
CERN invented the basic technology to share information between research departments and locations across the world. The US military also take credit due to it having a large network of interconnected computer sites first. This means they created the original hardware not software.