PEI-YUAN WEI by Chiizii

Invented the first graphic browser

Giclee print on 310gsm Hahnemühle fine art paper


(16.5" X 23.4")
41.91 CM X 59.4 CM

(11.7" X 16.5")
29.6 CM X 41.91 CM  

A2 £55
A3 £45 
[Edition of 50]

Taiwan-born Pei-Yuan was a student at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of a club called the eXperimental Computing Facility (XCF) when he developed the Viola browser. It was the first to feature in-line graphics, scripting, tables and a style sheet. Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s previous version was text only. Together with a few colleagues he formed one of the first true COINs (Collaborative Innovation Networks), which were instrumental in turning the early vision of the Web into an everyday reality. Although, companies such as Netscape subsequently popularised the web browser as we know it, Pei-Yuan’s invention certainly paved the way. In the Nineties, he was a founding employee of Global Network Navigator, one of the first internet-based businesses, and later worked on Palm OS-related projects.