The cover page of "Information Management: A proposal" by Tim Berners-Lee in March 1989 that described the World Wide Web (Image: CERN)
First web server used by Tim Berners-Lee (Image: Coolcaesar/Wikipedia)
Screenshot of the original NeXT web browser in 1993 (Image: CERN)
The world's first website (Image: CERN)
To old fogeys like me, it seems like only yesterday that the coolest way to go online was to dial up the AP wire service bulletin board on a 300-baud modem, but it was actually two decades ago that the web as we know it burst onto our world. On Tuesday, it was 20 years ago that the World Wide Web went public, when CERN made the technology behind it available on a royalty-free basis. To mark the occasion, the organization announced that it is recreating the world's very first website for posterity.
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