Google, Twitter, and Angry Birds: three of the most popular 'things' in today's world.
But the search engine, the microblogging social network, and the highly addictive game have been born out of a technology made available just over twenty years ago: the Web.
Ten years previous to the Web's inception in 1980 was full of punch-cards and DOS prompts. Having said that, I stumbled into this world eight years later, so I missed out on all the 'fun'.
Twitter, a teenager on the Web at six years old, has 140 million users and over 340 million tweets published on a daily basis.
Angry Birds, a game where you fling chickens into pigs in flimsy-looking structures, was brought out to iOS in 2009. Despite it being less than three years old, it remains one of the most popular franchises on the Web today.