Great ideas aren't always recognised as such at first. But when Tim Berners-Lee submitted to his boss the first proposal for what would become the internet, everyone knew that something special was in the making.
Berners-Lee submitted the document to his boss at CERN, Mike Sendall, in the March of 1989. A hard copy of it still exists, and on the front page, Sendall has scrawled the words:
"Vague but exciting..."