Eric Bina Biography

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Eric Bina is best known as the inventor, along with Marc Andreesen, of the Mosaic Web browser. Subsequently, Bina and Andreesen co-founded the company Netscape.

In the early 1990s the World Wide Web was in existence but its use was largely restricted to academic institutions that had the necessary Unix machines. At this time Eric Bina was an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois, and he was also working part-time as an assistant at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). This gave Bina access to the World Wide Web, albeit from largely user-unfriendly interfaces. Marc Andreesen asked Bina to work with him on the production of an interface that would be both easier to use and more graphically rich. By the start of 1993 they had a version of Mosaic that allowed pictures to be viewed directly within the relevant page (previously pictures had to be downloaded...

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