Even though the Web had been around for 20 years or so, with FTP and telnet, it was difficult to use. Then Mosaic came out in 1993 as an easy-to-use front end to the Web, and that revolutionized people's perceptions.
—Jon Byous (1998) "Java Technology : The Early Years" java.sun.com
In June 1993, Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois had released the first version of the Mosaic browser, and the formerly obscure World Wide Web began to take off.
— David Bank (December, 1995) "The Java Saga" Wired Magazine