“The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats,” Agence France-Presse reports.
“Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter — one of the most prominent websites in the mushrooming but sometimes murky Internet world,” AFP reports.
“The World Wide Web turned 25 in April this year,” AFP reports. “It was born from an idea in a technical paper from Berners-Lee, then an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Ah, the World Wide Web. Conceived twenty-five years ago by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Steve Jobs’ NeXTcube running NeXTStep, the forerunner of modern Macs and OS X.
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