30 years later: How the world worked before the World Wide Web
March 12 marks 30 years since the initial proposal for the World Wide Web
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The World Wide Web has indeed brought us many benefits, but there was a time when humans survived without the it and its perks. So how did people carry out tasks like research information or paying their bills?
March 12 marks 30 years since the initial proposal for the World Wide Web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his idea, entitled 'Information Management: A Proposal,' to his boss on this day in 1989. His idea developed from a flow chart, to a single browser, to external Web servers by 1991.
Since then, the World Wide Web has only become more complex. However it's important to remember how we survived without it. In honor of this anniversary, click through the gallery to see the things that people did before the World Wide Web existed.