Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who Founded the Internet?

The birth of the internet as an idea can be traced back to a Belgian man named Paul Otlet. In 1934, Otlet presciently described the internet as "electric telescopes" that would enable people to browse, search and discover any type of document through a network of links.

He began building his own network called the Mundaneum, comprised of a staff solely dedicated to indexing as much content as humanely possible.

Before there was Vint Cerf, Bob Khan, and DARPA, there was Paul Otlet, the first internet theorist.


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