On Google, it says that today is the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Internet. Upon doing research I saw that the new recognized creator of the World Wide Web is Tim Berners-Lee.
However, the birth of the internet stemmed from the creation of ARPANET in the 50's which was funded by the US Military to have a self healing telecom network that could have multiple pathways to use during a nuclear fallout. ARPANET laid the foundation for what was to become the world wide web.
I find it interesting how the British are now being credited for something that was stemmed from US Military Spending. Especially when you consider that Tim Berners-Lee is also director of the W3 Organization that sets standards for the World Wide Web.
Tim Berners-Lee may have proposed that we use HTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) but it was DARPA that got the ball rolling. Below is some info from Wikipedia about ARPANET and what is now known as DARPA.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was one of the world's first operational packet switching networks, the first network to implement TCP/IP, and the progenitor of what was to become the global Internet. The network was initially funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA) within the U.S. Department of Defense for use by its projects at universities and research laboratories in the US. The packet switching of the ARPANET, together with TCP/IP, would form the backbone of how the Internet works. The packet switching was based on concepts and designs by American engineer Paul Baran, British scientist Donald Davies and Lawrence Roberts of the Lincoln Laboratory. The TCP/IP communication protocols were developed for ARPANET by computer scientists Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf, and also incorporated some designs from Louis Pouzin.
Here is Wikipedia's info about Tim Berners-Lee:
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS (born 8 June 1955), also known as "TimBL", is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November.
Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. In April 2009, he was elected a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He was honoured as the "Inventor of the World Wide Web" during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, in which he appeared in person, working with a vintage NeXT Computer at the London Olympic Stadium. He tweeted "This is for everyone", which instantly was spelled out in LCD lights attached to the chairs of the 80,000 people in the audience.
Amazing how the rest of the world re-writes history since they did not like the fact that it's invention came from United States Military Spending!