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Nicola Pellow was a mathematics student interning at CERN when Tim Berners-Lee was beginning his work on the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee describes her as an intern that “didn’t have enough to do” [1] when he brought her in to work with him on his project. Since Berners-Lee had developed the Web on a NeXT computer, he tasked Pellow with creating an in-line Web browser that could work on non-NeXT computers. This was the second web browser to be developed.

Though Pellow only worked with Berners-Lee from November 1990 to August 1991, her contributions to making the Web easily accessible to a variety of different computer systems were essential to the functioning Web that we see today.

1. Berners-Lee, Tim. Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor. New York: Harper Collins, 2000. Print.

2. Nicola Pellow. http://www.internet-guide.co.uk/NicolaPellow.html