World Wide Web turns 30

Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.

The first website at CERN ā€“ and in the world ā€“ was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer. In 2013, CERN launched a project to restore this first ever website.

On 30 April 1993, CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain. Later, CERN made a release available with an open licence, a more sure way to maximise its dissemination. These actions allowed the web to flourish.

What is World Wide Web

World Wide Web (WWW) commonly known as the web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by uniform resource locators (URLs). Which maybe interlinked by the hypertext, and are accessible via the internet.

The NeXT Computer used by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN.

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