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August 06, 2007

Happy birthday web!

Photo of Tim Berners-Lee

Take a moment to celebrate the invention you're using right now, the World Wide Web. It was on this date in 1991 that CERN researcher Tim Berners-Lee published his description of his World Wide Web project to the alt.hypertext newsgroup, and made the service publicly available on the Internet.

The rest, as they say, is history.

By the way, if you're interested, here is arguably one of the very first web pages, a bare-bones description of the WWW project.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at August 6, 2007 10:12 PM