Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee published his landmark scientific proposal, “Information Management: A Proposal”
that laid out the foundation for developing the fundamentals of the internet. Berners-Lee was a computer scientist working at CERN when he birthed the concept and proposal.
After the advent of the internet
thirty years ago, access has expanded rapidly
. In Europe internet access stood at around 63 percent in 2009, within a decade that expanded to almost 80 percent. Less than 5 percent of the people living across Africa had access to the internet in 2009, while now almost a quarter of people across the continent have access to the internet.