The Web is Ancient

The Web is Ancient

The World Wide Web is 20 years old this week. That’s two millennia in computer years.

On August 6, 1991 Sir Tim Berners-Lee unleashed the first public World Wide Web server. It was a NeXT cube on his desk at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. He had actually designed the Web in 1989 but published the first website two years later.

CERN went on to produce the Large Hadron Collider . The Web produces LOL Cats.

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3 Responses to “The Web is Ancient”

  1. Doug Turner Says:

    LOLcats are cooler than any collider.

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Doug Turner:

    LOLcats, what makes America great.

    Also cheeseburgers.

  3. Mike Licht Says:


    The Internet is made of cats.

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