On April 30th, 1993, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that it was creating the World Wide Web “to make an easy but powerful global information system” that ”consists of documents referring to each other by links.” The source code from the “web” was made available on a royalty free basis. CERN has re-posted what is believed to be one of the first websites and is sharing a copy of an early advertisement about the web. The web itself was invented by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee.
Listen to Larry’s 1-minute CBS News/CNET Tech Talk segment on the Web’s birthday
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