Oh hell no, it was a Canadian academic who first came up with the idea:
'Who was Marshall McLuhan and how did he predict the internet?'
'We now live in a world that used to exist only in the mind of this Canadian professor'
'Marshall McLuhan, man who ‘saw the internet coming,’ gets his very own Google Doodle'
'Marshall McLuhan, Professor of Literature and Culture, Cross-Discipline Thinker and World’s First Media Theorist'
'In the ’60s, Marshall McLuhan was Toronto’s most famous intellectual; now, the world has finally caught up with him'
'Google doodle honors media visionary Marshall McLuhan - The media professor and philosopher foresaw the invention of the World Wide Web nearly 30 years before the medium was created.'
Education. Gotta' love it.
Because it's the only proven cure for Ignorance.