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.