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The First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago

Accepted submission by fliptop at 2015-12-22 13:55:27
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Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered to life at CERN on December 20th, 1990 [engadget.com]:

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 [blogspot.com].


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