With over billion documents available today, it is hard to believe the Web emerged one node at a time. But it did. Barely a decade ago it had only one node, Tim Berners-Lee's famous Webpage. As physicists and computer scientists started creating pages of their own, the original site gradually gained links pointing to it. The modest Web of a dozen primitive documents was the precursor to the planet-sized self as the Web is today.
Source: Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means, Pages: 82
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