Did you know? World Wide Web was invented with the help of a Belgian scientist

20.08.2018 - Editorial

While Timothy Berners-Lee is widely recognized as the inventor of the World Wide Web, he’s not the only one responsible for making it happen. Robert Cailliau, a scientist born in Tongeren, Belgium, was the first person to stand by the project when it was still in its early stages. He co-wrote the funding proposal and later helped with developing the first web browser. In addition to that, he also designed the historical WWW logo.

Robert Cailliau continued working on the development of the Internet for many years, calling on and participating in many conferences and introducing the web as a source of education. In 2000, he together with dr. James Gillies Cailliau wrote a book on his experiences called “How The Web Was Born”.

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