The World Wide Web Turns 20!

The World Wide Web Turns 20!

Twenty years ago today, August 8, 1991, http://info.cern.ch went live. This was the world’s first world wide web site. In other words, the first “real” website. Even though the concept of “the Internet” was older, the idea of web pages was a virgin concept in 1991. This maiden site was hosted on a NeXT computer at the CERN facility in Switzerland. The website’s creator, Tim Berners-Lee (shown above) , would eventually become the founder of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1994. Needless to say, his first site was very simple with a lot of text and no pictures. However, it started something that would change technology forever.

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The world’s first web server
Happy 20th birthday World Wide Web. We couldn’t exist without you. icon smile The World Wide Web Turns 20!

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