Web<>Net. Re: Web presentation stuff at HCC

Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@www3.cern.ch>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 93 12:07:50 +0200
From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@www3.cern.ch>
Message-id: <9309211007.AA05385@www3.cern.ch>
To: kevinh@pulua.hcc.hawaii.edu (Kevin 'Kev' Hughes)
Subject: Web<>Net.  Re: Web presentation stuff at HCC
Cc: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Reply-To: timbl@nxoc01.cern.ch
Status: RO


I like the material!  I haven't set up the slide show
yet but the "Entering WWW - Guide to Cyberspace" is
a neat summary.  

One minor but important comment.  I don't think it
is true that the term "World-Wide Web" is or should
be `rapidly becoming synonymous with'
"The Internet".  A lot of people might object
to that, and it may cause some confusion.

I normally describe WWW as

o  Primarily the ideas, concepts and  initiaitive for
	global information as started at CERN;

o  The set of protocols which allow the idea to happen

o  The global body of information available using
   those protocols (HTTP, but also the older ones)

The "Web" is different from the "Net".  The "Web" is
a body of information, an abstract space of knowledge.
The Internet is a set of wires and routers.

	Web:Net    ::	Mind:Brain	:-)

When people explore the Internet they find hosts. When
they explore the Web, they find information and
abstract objects.