The WorldWide Web project, started by CERN, seeks to build a distributed hypermedia system.
To access the web, you run a browser, which displays local documents, and can fetch documents from other sources. Remote servers make documents available.
The browsers can also access files by FTP, gopher and many other methods. If a document server has search capabilities, the browsers will permit searches of documents and databases.
Web documents are hypertext documents: text with pointers to other text. These pointers can point to any other web document, even remote documents.
Hypermedia is a superset of hypertext - graphics, sound, animation. The web is exstensible; new document types can be added.
ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/mirrors/msdos/graphics/gifkit.zip http://info.cern.ch:80/default.html news:alt.hypertext telnet://dra.com