Saturday, April 2, 2005

How Physicists contributed to the Internet

Many people don't realize that their daily internet life has been affected more or less by works from physicists. Do you know who is the inventor of word-wide-web (HTTP, HTML and URL things)? Tim Berners-Lee, and he was a physicist working at CERN in europe. One of the gurus in TCP? Van Jacobson, who was working in high energy physics at Berkeley's Lawrence Laboratory.

I believe many physicists did contribute for the improvement and inventions of the current TCP/IP and other protocols currently in use.

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