Did you know that Robert Caillau, the co-inventor of the World Wide Web, is Belgian?


He worked at CERN in Geneva from 1974 and in 1990, joined forces with his colleague Tim Berners-Lee on a project for a hypertext system designed to improve document sharing at CERN.

He collaborated on the second version of the document describing the project which would result in the World Wide Web.

The World Wide Web (www), commonly called the web is a public hypertext system operating on the internet. The image of a spider's web comes from the hyperlinks that link the web pages to each other. Often confused with the internet, the web is just one application of it, alongside emails and peer-to-peer file sharing.