All hail the "www!"

In March, the Internet will celebrate its 25th birthday.

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, which made the Internet accessible to people who weren't technology sophisticates.  

In 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed what he called an "information management" system that would allow people to access pages hosted on computers around the world.  

That was Mosaic, the first popular Web browser. Experts say that opened the world of the Internet to anyone with a browser and a mouse.  

The Internet existed before 1989, but people with a lot of technological savvy were about only ones connecting, first through a bulletin board system, and later by way of an email or forum with a service such as CompuServe.