For the next 24 hours (until Friday 1:00 PM CET), all four WiFi clicks are 20% OFF.
On this day in 1993, CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced the World Wide Web protocols will be free to the public, allowing anyone (who knew how) to use the software to run a web server. It was the big bang moment that allowed the World Wide Web — conceived by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 — to flourish, spread accros the globe and change our civilization.
By 2011 the UN declared Internet Access to be a human right.
By then we already started talking about connecting things to the internet. The concept was mentioned here and there. By the summer of 2013, the Google Trends graph for “Internet of Things” started climbing steeply (reflecting the popularity of the phrase). The rise was propped up by Intel opening up an Internet of Things division, and Google buying Nest.
However, the Internet of Things era has not yet emerged. It’s still more hype than substance. The good news is, we don’t have to wait for the likes Intel and Google. Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee, we can count on the combined brainpower of individual DIY hackers, makers, engineering students and pros to bring about new ideas and applications for the connected world.
Here’s how one of our interns did it:
Click boards are here to help. The first thing you need to connect a thing to Sir Tim’s World Wide Web is a WiFi click. We have a choice of four:
To celebrate 22 years of the free World Wide Web, in the next 24-hours, WiFi clicks are 20% OFF. Choose the one suitable for your project while the offer lasts!