In the spring of 1993, a software program called Mosaic was developed by a team of students at the University of Illinois/National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The Mosaic browser allows users to view both text and graphics. This transition to a visual interface sparked rising interest in the Web.
A mosaic is
|“||[a]n assembly of overlapping photographs that have been matched to form a continuous photographic representation of a portion of the surface of the Earth.||”|
- Operational Terms and Graphics, at 1-129.