In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web, a multimedia branch of the Internet.
With Berners-Lee’s “http protocol,” computer jockeys the world over began making the Net easier to use with point-and-click programs.
Browsers such as Mosaic and, later, Netscape Navigator would help popularize the Web, and let a billion Web pages bloom.
Anyone could access the network, and anyone could decide what went online.
The Web became a powerful, liberating force that brought people closer together, and shaped new businesses.