Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, about 20 years after the first connection was established over what is today known as the internet. At the time, Tim was a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. Many scientists participated in experiments at CERN for extended periods of time, then returned to their laboratories around the world. These scientists were eager to exchange data and results, but had difficulties doing so. Tim understood this need, and understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet.
Tim documented what was to become the World Wide Web with the submission of a proposal to his management At CERN, in late 1989 , This proposal specified a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to people. Believe it or not, Tim’s initial proposal was not immediately accepted.