Tuesday

Remember This? First Website

On April 20th 1993, the first Website popped up - it wasn't much to look at, as it basically just said "Hey, this is the World Wide Web" - but it was a start. In celebration of that, the site is back up in all it's non-glory at it's original URL - http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

Physicist Tim Berners-Lee invented the Web in 1989 at CERN, the European nuclear research and particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN didn't try to keep the technology to itself. The Web became publicly accessible on Aug. 6, 1991, and "[o]n 30 April 1993 CERN published a statement that made World Wide Web ('W3', or simply 'the web') technology available on a royalty-free basis," the organization wrote today. "By making the software required to run a web server freely available, along with a basic browser and a library of code, the web was allowed to flourish."
ArsTechnica

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