10th Anniversary of the Modern Day "Browser"

Posted by Dan on Apr 22, 2003 @ 9:36 PM

Well, the modern day "browser" is no officially 10 years. The first version of Mosaic was released 10 years ago today. Mosaic was written by several college students at the University of Illinois. Prior to the release of Mosaic, "surfing the web" was text-based only. Mosaic brought many of the common day functions to web browsing, such as: back/forward buttons, search, image support and the home button. Anyway, whether they knew it at the time or not, this little program affected the life of millions—including myself. I don't know what I'd be doing today if I weren't designing web applications.

On April 22, 1993, a group of students at the University of Illinois released a piece of computer code designed to get information from various public networks. Little did they know that their pet project, a humble application named Mosaic, would fundamentally change everyday life. While Web browsers with graphical interfaces had traded hands among academics years earlier, Mosaic was the first to be widely adopted and introduce the masses to the Internet.
- CNET
Categories: JavaScript, Technology, HTML/ColdFusion, Flex/Flash

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