Lowcountry students don't remember life without World Wide Web

Published: Mar. 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Some find it hard to imagine life before the World Wide Web.

Just ask first grade students at Charleston Day School Downtown.  In their eyes, who needs a phone book when you have search engines like Google?

By the way, what is a phone book?

" kinda looks like a dictionary," one student said.

"I have one. I have no idea what my dad uses it for," another replied.

And then there's this...

"I've seen them at my grandfather's house."


25 years ago today, March 12, 1989, British inventor and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee proposed idea of a "web of notes with links between them."  

Now, nearly 40 percent of us are connected through the World Wide Web.

For students at Charleston Day School, a concept that's much easier to explain.

"It's like this thing where you can look up stuff."

"Yeah, I've heard about that. I've heard about a www."

Who needs a phone book anyway?

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