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The World Wide Web Turns 25 Today

NEW YORK – JUNE 08: Sir Tim Berners-Lee accepts his Webby Lifetime Achievement Award during the 13th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on June 8, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Today in 1989, The World Wide Web was born. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, got it started with a proposal that changed forever how we share information.

Yesterday, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was a guest contributor on Google’s official blog. His post is interesting to say the least. It would be hard to imagine a world today without the web. Check out this excerpt then click over and read the entire post.

Today is the web’s 25th birthday. On March 12, 1989, I distributed a proposal to improve information flows: “a ‘web’ of notes with links between them.”

Though CERN, as a physics lab, couldn’t justify such a general software project, my boss Mike Sendall allowed me to work on it on the side. In 1990, I wrote the first browser and editor. In 1993, after much urging, CERN declared that WWW technology would be available to all, without paying royalties, forever.

 

Read the article here.

 

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