Nicola Pellow

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Nicola Pellow
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Nicola Pellow with Tim Berners-Lee in their office at CERN in Switzerland
Fields Information technology
Institutions CERN
Alma mater Leicester Polytechnic
Known for Line Mode Browser

Nicola Pellow was a member of the WWW Project at CERN, working with Tim Berners-Lee.[1] She joined the project in November 1990, while an undergraduate math student at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University).[1]

Almost immediately after Berners-Lee completed the WorldWideWeb web browser for the NeXT platform, Pellow wrote a generic Line Mode Browser called WWW that could run on non-NeXT systems.[1][2] The WWW team ported the browser to a range of computers, from Unix to Microsoft DOS, so that anyone could access the web, which at that point consisted primarily of the CERN phone book.

She left CERN at the end of August 1991, but returned after graduating in 1992, and worked with Robert Cailliau on MacWWW, the first web browser for Mac OS.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Ten Years Public Domain for the Original Web Software". CERN. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Lasar, Matthew (2011-10-11). "Before Netscape: the forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ Stewart, Bill. "Web Browser History". Living Internet. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Berners-Lee, Tim (3 November 1992). "Macintosh Browser". World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 

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