Sir Tim Berners-Lee is conferred the title of “Inventor of the World Wide Web” at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London on 27th July 2012. Sir Tim was present and tweeted “This is for everyone” from a vintage NeXT computer. His message was displayed on the LCD screens attached to the chairs of the entire 80,000 people in the audience.
Tim Berners-Lee had created the World Wide Web on a NeXT computer at CERN in 1990.
Hard disk storage capacities have been increasing over the years. The world's first hard disk, IBM 350 Disk File, could store 5MB of data was announced on 4th September 1956. The first 1TB drive appeared 51 years later in 2007. It took just a couple of years to double the capacity and the first 2GB drive came into the market in 2009. [more...]