An interesting article posted today at ReadWriteWeb looks through the history of web standards since 1962 and also includes some nice nuggets of information including facts like:
How many websites were there in 1993? Hint..so so much lower than you might have expected.
Also learn who first coined the term ‘Hypertext’ and that the percentage of the world’s population on-line in 1998 was only 1.9% which sounds very low also
Godwin’s Law is even in there too for good measure.
An interesting article which is worth a read and is criticized a little by this particular website, included are some predictions for future developments.
Oh and there is a typo in there too HTML5 wasn’t actually created
until 2004 (it says 200o in the infographic)