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posted by takyon on Wednesday December 23 2015, @01:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the sir-interwebz dept.

Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered to life at CERN on December 20th, 1990:

The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August 1991), and it wasn't much more than an explanation of how the hypertext-based project worked. However, it's safe to say that this plain page laid the groundwork for much of the internet as you know it -- even now, you probably know one or two people who still think the web is the internet.

Originally spotted on The Eponymous Pickle.


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  • (Score: 2) by Marand on Wednesday December 23 2015, @03:39AM

    by Marand (1081) on Wednesday December 23 2015, @03:39AM (#280056) Journal

    My first experience with websites was with either IE3 or whatever version of Netscape Navigator was current at the time; I had both thanks to the software CD that my dialup ISP supplied and used both, but don't remember which one I used first. Prior to that horrible little Windows 95 system I'd never had the option to get online.

    That said, I started using Linux not long after, so I also spent plenty of time on the console with lynx. I later switched from lynx to links2 and elinks, both of which I still use sometimes specifically because they can't handle all the "modern" browser bullshit.

    Posted this from elinks because it seemed like a fitting tribute.

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  • (Score: 2) by Marand on Wednesday December 23 2015, @03:52AM

    by Marand (1081) on Wednesday December 23 2015, @03:52AM (#280062) Journal

    Oh, before I forget, elinks complains that the fragment "#post_comment" doesn't exist after submitting a comment. Otherwise the process worked reasonably well. Only other problem I noticed at a glance is that headlines on the front page are completely unreadable when TERM is set to anything capable of more than 16 colours (such as xterm-256color) because the headlines show as black-on-dark-blue.

    Still, it was mostly painless, unlike links2 and lynx. Links2 wouldn't let me login and lynx was having problems with viewing the site over https. Oddly, I was eventually able to get links2 to login, but only if I did it from the comment posting area. As soon as I left that and went back to summaries it lost the login and I was back to being AC.