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4.2 What is the WWW (World Wide Web)?




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This article is from the Quotations FAQ, by Sir Hans dok@fwi.uva.nl Jason Newquist jrnewquist@ucdavis.edu with numerous contributions by others.

4.2 What is the WWW (World Wide Web)?


Man did not weave the web of life;
he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Seattle (c.1786-1866)
[1854]

Remember back in the FTP section when I referred you to some
on-line or published paper documents which explain the internet? Well,
get them back out. If you want a comprehensive explanation of the WWW,
I suggest that you look there! If you don't know what it is, you
should find out about it, because you can access everything that is
available via FTP, gopher, telnet through the WWW--as well as special
``pages'' that are WWW-readable only. loQtus is accessible only
through the WWW.

Suffice it to say that the WWW is able to arrange text in different
fonts and sizes, display graphics and animations, and play sounds
(depending of course on your computer set-up).

 

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