The History of Search EngineMonday, May 05, 2008
In the beginning, before the creation of the Galaxy, there was the Wanderer...
Spinning a lingering web in its wake were the robots, spiders, Worms(WWW), and Crawlers(Web)...
Bringing order to the Chaos of the newly formed Galaxy were a bunch of Yahoos.
The wisdom and greatness of the elder Yahoos has gone unquestioned and unchallenged for an eternity...
the Seekers of Information could not obtain all of the great one's secrets,
nor could the shockwaves from the great Excitement rattle the sacred altar of Yahoo!.
But now, there is a new force in the universe...
the Hotomi Bot(1) threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the web! History of the Web
Archie was a first engine created in 1990 by Allan Emtage a student at McGill University in Montreal. The original intent of the name was "archives," but it was shortened to Archie.
Berners-Lee proposed a project based on the concept of hypertext, to facilitate sharing and updating information among researchers from June to December 1980, with the help of Robert Cailliau they created a prototype system named Enquire.
The first Web site built was at http://info.cern.ch/ and was first put online on August 6, 1991. It provided an explanation about what the World Wide Web was, how one could own a browser and how to set up a Web server. It was also the world's first Web directory, since Berners-Lee maintained a list of other Web sites apart from his own.
In 1994, Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.