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World Wide Web

Welcome to the The Rose-Hulman World Wide  Web (W3) History Center Collection


World Wide Web - Summary

"The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system. The project is based on the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone. It aims to allow information sharing within internationally dispersed teams, and the dissemination of information by support groups. Originally aimed at the High Energy Physics community, it has spread to other areas and attracted much interest in user support, resource discovery and collaborative work areas." - WWW Historical Documents available at:

The Rose-Hulman World Wide Web (W3) History Center Online Video Collection

The World Wide Web at 10: the Dream and the Reality

William B. Pickett

William B. Pickett


Professor of History Emeritus, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

William B Pickett

"Over the past decade, one of my activities, accordingly, has been the creation of an institution — The Web History Center — to find, preserve, and make publicly available the philosophical, political, sociological and technological artifacts of the World Wide Web, the mechanism of the information age which the Internet made possible."  -