If the Internet and the World Wide Web were in fact one and the same, this would have made a little more sense:
[W]e completely forgot that December 25 is the birthday of something glorious, magnificent, and wonderful for all mankind.
We’re talking, of course, about the Internet. On Dec. 25, 1990, a British physicist, computer scientist, and all-around genius named Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, with help from Robert Cailliau and a then-student at CERN, arranged for the very first successful Internet communication between a server and a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client.
Al Gore will be heartbroken. (He’s very sensitive.)
Then there’s this:
By June 1993 the World Wide Web had a whopping 130 websites. A year later, that number grew to 2,738, and by January 1997, shortly after its sixth birthday, the Internet sported an estimated 650,000 websites (most of which were 100% 8-bit porn ads).
By January 1997, I’d already written thirty-four Vents.