42. It’s Not Just a Web Browser Anymore

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented a way to join hypertext with the Internet. He never imagined that his Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for linking a series of pages would evolve into what it has today. He couldn’t have envisioned HTTP being able to handle much of the media served up on web pages today.

First, a little clarification: The Internet is not the same as a web browser. The Internet is a “place” in which different forms of content and media are connected and served to users via a web browser. A web browser is a tool used to view and interact with content in various forms located on the Internet. The web browser isn’t the only means of viewing and interacting with Internet data, but it ...

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