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Where the Web was born


As with many of us, just a few short years ago, we didn't even know what the World Wide Web (WWW) was or the power it could hold.  Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN (Centre European pour la Recherche Nucleaire -or- European Laboratory for Particle Physics), invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1990. The Web, as it is called, was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information sharing between scientists working in different universities and institutes all over the world.  The basic idea of the WWW was to merge the technologies of personal computers, computer networking and hypertext into a powerful and easy to use global information system.  By 1995 more computers were produced and sold in the United States than television sets, with internet traffic exceeded faxes by 1996.  What we did not understand was the amount of power the Web could possess by the sheer volume and amount of varied information it could provide the general public. In 1999 Internet usage exploded onto the marketplace with:

  •  180 Million people using the Internet

  •  1.2 Million new subscribers each month

  •  Online retail sales exceed 45 billion dollars each year.

  •  Over 53% of the U.S. users make online purchases

  •  One-third of U.S. households use the Internet

Today there are over 100 million unique URL's and millions of people who spend literally hours "surfing" the net instead of watching TV, listening to the radio or reading magazines, and shopping.  All of those services and more are on the Net today with millions of potential customers or interested people you can reach through your Web page at a fraction of the cost of other advertising media.  Get the most out of your web site investment with a professionally designed web site. People do "Judge a Book By It's Cover" and an unattractive or poorly functioning web site can be costing you sales and money.

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