From History to JCA.

Back in the old days, the concept of interconnecting people from all around the world using the Internet was just a concept and many persons affirmed that this thing will be never achieved.

The Early Steps in Developing WWW

Of a different opinion was Sir Tim Berners, the inventor of World Wide Web, the base pylon on the modern Internet. Born in London, from a family in which both parents were computer scientists, he was able to manipulate a personal computer from an early age, fact that for sure was of a high importance in his further achievements.

After his Oxford University graduation, Sir Tim Berners became a software engineer at the large physics laboratory in Geneva, CERN. The basic idea from which all his conceptions started was the issue of sharing information between the scientists using the particle accelerators at his lab.

Based on the existing background of the highly developed Internet, Tim thought that information could be shared among the computers interconnected from all around the world via hypertext. Categorized as a mediocre project, Tim’s idea was never accepted at CERN and it didn’t become a project at the top rated laboratory.

3 Most Important Pylons of World Wide Web

Even so, the young scientist managed to slip this project into Steve Jobs’s early experiences with the commercial software. From 1990 until now, the main pylons that stand at the foundation of WWW are still unchanged, as developed by Tim:

  • URI
  • Uniform Resource Identifier
  • Commonly called URL, it serves as a unique address of each resource available on the Internet
  • HTTP
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • When linked resources are available on the Web, it allows a retrieval
  • HTML
  • Hypertext Markup Language
  • It serves as the formatting language for the WWW

Also, the first editor has been also written by Tim Berners: “WorldWideWeb.app” making possible the creation of first websites, thus making possible the development of Josh Clay Archive.

Fundamental Concepts Accepted by Josh Clay Archive

In the memory of Sir Tim Berners, this page was specially designed to say a big fat “Thank You” to the enlighten man that made all our modern age development possible. Beside the creation of the first Internet portal, some revolutionary ideas was also stated by the British man, ideas highly debated our days:

  • Universality
  • The availability of publishing anything by everyone on the Internet
  • Consensus
  • In order to be used by anyone, stated facts and standards must be respected by everyone publishing on the WWW
  • Decentralization
  • The possibility of publishing anything on the Internet without any permission granted by a central authority
  • Back-end Design
  • The code written in order to interconnect the computers from all around the globe was public, and there were serious actions in order to encourage everyone to participate and work on it in order to increase the user experience

Based on these facts, Josh Clay Archive is thankfully to the early developers of the World Wide Web and encourages everyone to create their own piece of art on the Internet to participate to this massive accessible web pages database.