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The Web is Ancient

August 9, 2011

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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