Inventor of World Wide Web uses Apple PowerBook, Mac OS X, and Safari browser

“During a lecture last night at the Royal Society in London, Tim Berners-Lee revealed that he invented the World Wide Web using a NeXT computer. He presented his lecture using Apple’s OS X Web browser Safari on a PowerBook. He also referenced the Web’s potential by talking about the possibilities of iCal, Apple’s calendar program,” Simon Jary reports for Macworld UK.

Jary reports, “Berners-Lee invented the Web in 1990 while working at CERN, the European laboratory for Particle Physics. He designed the universal resource locator, or URL, which gives each Web page a unique address, and HTML, the basic language that allowed Web pages to be created. He wrote the first World Wide Web server “httpd” and the first hypertext browser “WorldWideWeb” for use at CERN in late 1990, and they were made available over the internet in the summer of 1991. The first Web browser worked only on the NeXT operating system, he told the audience. NeXTStep later became the basis for Mac OS X when Apple bought NeXT. Its boss Steve Jobs is now CEO of Apple.”

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  1. That is very nice. Tim and Robert shared the same office (bdg 4) at the time.

    For the record: Tim Berners-Lee AND Robert Cailliau invented the WWW at CERN. They worked at it together although Timothy did most of the hard stuff.

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