The Internet, well more specifically the World Wide Web, the thing you probably can’t imagine life with out now, turns 20 today. You know CERN? Those guys behind the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, well they published a statement that made the technology behind the World Wide Web available to use, by anybody, on a royalty-free basis.
This statement, pushed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, allowed the World Wide Web (or the www we know from websites) to be a place where everyone to freely share anything and everything. This ultimately grew into the internet we know today, completely reshaping how we look for information and communicate. Making the world a much smaller place.
To honor the occasion, CERN have released their very first World Wide Web site - http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. You can also see the statement that created the internet we now know below. For more head to http://info.cern.ch/
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