I originally wrote this post on a blog that would not port to this current blog so I am re-writing this post because I like the history:
Original Post 05/02/2013
I am a little bit late but I would like to wish the world wide web a very happy and slightly belated birthday! On April 30, 2013 the world wide web was officially 20-years old.
April 30, 1993
On April 30, 1993 the World Wide was was released in the public domain. It’s Creator Tim Berners-Lee originally created it in 1989 at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). However, this original creation was kept a secret till it was released to the public in 1993.
CERN is currently running a website that allows you to see what the first public web page looked like.
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research decided to release the World Wide Web (W3) as a global computer network system and all it took was a couple of signed documents. Courtesy of CERN, copies of the original documents that made all this possible are shown in the Images Below.
Thank You CERN and Tim Berners-Lee
I for one am very grateful that we the people of the world have this incredible resource. I am also very surprised, if you look at the original website many terms that are used in this document are now common place words. However, think of what it must have been like to see words for the first time in 1993.
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