My History with the Web

27 thoughts
last posted Jan. 19, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

15 earlier thoughts


I was devouring whatever information I could about the Internet and how it worked: how IP routing worked, how TCP worked, how DNS worked. But the thing that really fascinated me was how the World Wide Web worked.

I decided there was just too much to the Internet to understand everything, so I decided to just focus on the technologies behind the Web.

It is important to point out that even at this stage, the World Wide Web was just one of a number of "information systems" on the Internet. Deciding to dig deep on Web technologies was in the same class as digging deep on USENET or FTP or Gopher or WAIS.

But talking to my friends, even the ones that were using the Internet a lot, they didn't know much about the Web. It was just obscure yet exciting enough, that I decided to focus on trying to become an expert on it.

11 later thoughts