Hello classmates! My name is Betsy Farmer -yes that’s my given name- and I am an Advertising Major and Music Minor from Rockport, TX.
I am a senior and expected to graduate in December!
What was most interesting, what didn’t you know before watching?
In the video, the fact I found most interesting was the willingness of the government to hand Internet usage over to the public with complete freedom of commercial and personal use. This struck me because I feel the government would have taken a more controlling approach to an application so powerful. As we see it was a bold and genius move of Congress seen in the spike of free enterprise. Businesses took the opportunity to sell their products and services online and ran with it which in turn greatly increased the nation’s economy.
One of the things I didn’t know before watching was the substantial role the mouse had on the invention of the World Wide Web.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, compares the computers storage and accessibility to someone smelling coffee and being able to reference it back to the coffee shop, and how the computer did not yet have those tracking skills.
By creating the software to be able to access relatable “threads of knowledge” and enabling the mouse to take the user from one link to another internationally creating what he thought of as a web, coined his inventions name to the World Wide Web.
Here is a brief, and interesting video of the history of the Internet!! (Slightly dated, but still good!)