“It was 20 years ago today, Sgt Peppers taught the band to play . . .” Actually, I got carried away. What I really meant was that it was 20 years ago today, on April 30th 1993, that a bunch of researchers at CERN, a physics lab in Switzerland, decided that they would put some of the software they had created for sharing data in the public domain. That was the birth of the World Wide Web. And the first website, you ask? Here is a screen capture. (Click on the image to visit the world’s first website.
Here’s an image of the memo:
It helpfully explains in the introduction, “The World Wide Web, hereafter referred to as W3, is a global networked information system.”
It is wonderful that the organization, CERN, which operates the world’s largest particle accelerator is the birthplace of the amazing web. Shiva’s dance of creation and destruction — go read that post of mine from March 2012 in celebration.
At the CERN the European Organization for Nuclear Research headquarters they have a huge Nataraja. (Hat tip: @geffbeck)
Did you know that CERN had the world’s first-ever web server?
Click on the link in the last line above for details on the world’s first web server.