Who invented the Internet
But more to the point what is the Internet?
So many people confuse what the Internet actually IS. As usual the Yanks claim to have invented it and maybe they did BUT the Internet is not what we really use.
What we know and love today as "the internet" is actually the World Wide Web. This was created almost single handed by one man - Tim Berners Lee who was British. He was the one who created http and www - he was the first to build a search engine and a website.
Despite this he and Britain gets virtually no recognition. Even British people make sweeping comments about how the USA are the ones to thank.
I have just been reading comments on the BBC website about the USA keeping the right to manage "the internet". The comments from British people are sickening.
"How typical - the US designs and builds the internet, and makes it a huge success, and now the rest of the world, especially Europeans and African nations in the guise of the UN want to control it. Is it any wonder that Americans have such little respect for the UN rest of the world.
James, London "
This is typical. The USA make sweeping claims and people just take it as gospel.
Just trying to redress the balance and give a TRUE genius a bit of credit.