Way before the World Wide Web (WWW) was created, Ted Nelson described Xanadu, a global network of computers in his books “Computer Lib / Dream Machines” (1974) and “Literary Machines” (1981).
The invention of the World Wide Web is credited to Sir Tim Berners-Lee who created the global network while working at CERN, a high-energy physics organisation in Europe. In his original proposal for the WWW, Sir Tim had put Ted Nelson’s “Getting it out of our system” as the first reference.
The world's first hard disk couldn't be bought as an individual device. You had to get the computer with which it came. The computer, IBM305 RAMAC, itself was only available on lease for $3200 per month. [more...]