The Realized Promise of Networking
One of the most dramatic illustrations of the realized
promise of networking can be seen by touring information
made available through World Wide Web (WWW).
WWW is a global information system available through the Internet.
Developed at the European High Energy Physics Laboratory
CERN beginning in 1989, WWW was created to allow information
sharing within the internationally dispersed teams of large
collaborations of high energy physics experimenters and to
make possible the easy dissemination of information by
support groups who work with those collaborations.
It has become much more than that.
Before you begin your tour, note the following things:
- When directed to "click" on some (usually underlined)
portion of the screen, use the mouse to move the arrow
to the spot. Press and release the leftmost mouse button.
- You may terminate any network operation by clicking
on the center of the globe at the upper right of this window.
(The globe rotates when a network operation is active.)
Consider doing this when a network operation appears to be taking too long.
- You may return to this page at any time by clicking
on the button labeled "HOME" at the bottom left of this window.
Do this if you get lost or just want to start over.
A Sampler of the Information Harvest In...
What is commerce doing? Click
What about science?
What about the arts? Click
Education and Libraries
What about the areas of Education and Libraries?
And On and On...
There are many, many other places to explore.
Click here to see some of our favorites.
David J. Ritchie, 9 September 1995. Updated 6 September 2001.