“While the Phandroid lobby echoes Google’s one-sided plea for ‘openness’, spare a thought for the Worldwide Web which spawned all this innovation, and the NeXT seed of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, which enabled the world’s first-ever Web server, 20 years ago,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.
“August 6 marks the date the first-ever Web page went online, powered by the world’s first-ever Web server, situated at http://info.cern.ch. Assembled by Sir Tim Berners-Lee using a NeXT computer, the browser was also an editor, enabling an interactive Web experience,” Evans reports. “Unfortunately, with the exception of NeXT machines, most computers just weren’t capable of handling all these features, which is why a browse-only Web was born. Who ran NeXT? Steve Jobs.”
Evans reports, “It is interesting that Berners-Lee used a NeXT computer both as the server and as the tool with which to write the first browser. Not only did the NeXT architecture allow him to create an interactive experience which we didn’t really see come to fruition for years online, but that experience had to be whittled down in order that other platforms could participate.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]