“On this day 25 years ago the world’s first website went live to the public,” Cara McGoogan reports for The Telegraph. “The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.”
“Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life in the twenty-first century,” McGoogan reports. “‘The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system,’ said Berners-Lee on the world’s first public website. ‘The project started with the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone.'”
McGoogan reports, “The first step to making that a reality occurred on August 6, 1991, and was hailed with little fanfare when Berners Lee launched the first web page from his NeXT computer at CERN’s headquarters in Geneva.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Twenty-five eventful years! Prost!
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