For a technology that has so fundamentall changed the world we live in, it's hard to believe that the world wide web is just 20 years old this week.
It was 12 March 1989 that a 29-year-old Cern programmer, Tim Berners-Lee, hit on the idea of hypertext – allow documents to link to other documents.
Berners-Lee was becoming frustrated by the fact that, while Cern was a dynamic and exciting place to work, there were a certain lack or order regarding information and documentation.
From this simple idea, the global network known as the world wide web has grown – and today, it's hard to imagine not being able to do business without it.
However, the idea only really gained traction in 1993, when students Marc Andreessen (later to found Netscape) and Eric Bina released a graphical browser for the web.
Towards the end of 1993, there were 200 web sites on the Internet.