Jones stored it on a magneto-optical drive and on his Ne XT computer.This date is sometimes confused with the public availability of the first web servers, which had occurred months earlier.
The World Wide Web Consortium's timeline says December 1992, The underlying concept of hypertext originated in previous projects from the 1960s, such as the Hypertext Editing System (HES) at Brown University, Ted Nelson's Project Xanadu, and Douglas Engelbart's o N-Line System (NLS).
Both Nelson and Engelbart were in turn inspired by Vannevar Bush's microfilm-based memex, which was described in the 1945 essay "As We May Think".
Tim Berners-Lee's vision of a global hyperlinked information system became a possibility by the second half of the 1980s.
By 1985, the global Internet began to proliferate in Europe and in the Domain Name System (upon which the Uniform Resource Locator is built) came into being.
The proposal was modelled after the SGML reader Dynatext by Electronic Book Technology, a spin-off from the Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship at Brown University.