The Information Age

Mosaic Web Browser introduced

In 1993, Marc Andreessen and Erica Bina made their Mosaic Web browser available to the public. Not only could anyone download it, but it was free for download. There was no cost to users. The web browser allowed people to “Surf” the net through a series of Universal Resource Locators (URL’s). The web is now available to the mass of users including academics and hobbyists that own computers.

 

For other web significant web browsers, see:

  1. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/netscape-founded/
  2.  http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/internet-explorer/
  3.  http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/opera-browser-developed/
  4. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/safari-browser/ ‎
  5.  http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/google-chrome/

 

Source: Gregory John Downey, American Historical Association, and Society for the History of Technology,
 Technology and Communication in American History (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association,    
  2011), 54.

Image Source: David Hart, “Screenshot of Mosaic Web Browser,” National Science Foundation,    http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=100274&org=OCI (accessed September 10, 2011).

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