Although computers were being networked even in their earliest stages, it was many years before people could network effectively, at first in offices, to transmit data from one department to another, and later from home, to access data stored on what would eventually be the Internet.  There was a broad range of network systems and protocols, which made it difficult for computers using different systems to talk to each other.  In 1990, the “WorldWideWeb” would be invented by Tim Berners-Lee, and become the standard format for digital communications in the modern age.

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