file0001936934915What were you doing in 1993? That year a gallon of gas cost about $1.16, a movie ticket was $4.14 (and you’d see Jurassic Park or Sleepless in Seattle), and Bill Clinton was President of the United States. Want to know what else? On April 30, 1993, the World Wide Web became public and free to use.

The physicist Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the hyperlink protocol that supported what he called “the WorldWideWeb Project.” He also created the very first web page. To mark today’s anniversary, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has brought back this page and you can see it here. We’ve sure come a long way in 20 years, haven’t we?

If you’re interested in reading a brief history of Berners-Lee’s contribution to the development of the Internet, this article is really quite interesting.

Happy Birthday, World Wide Web. It’s been a great 20 years!

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