Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public
Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the World Wide Web available to use, by anybody, on a royalty free basis.
That decision, pushed forward by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, transformed the internet, making it a place where we can all freely share anything and everything—from social media updates, through streamed music, to YouTube videos of cats. It has fundamentally shaped the way we communicate.
To celebrate the momentous occasion of 20 years ago, CERN—the same guys behind all those experiments at the Large Hadron Collider—has republished its very first website at its original URL. It’s not much to look at—but it’s a fine reminder of just how much the web has changed in the past twenty years.
In fact, the republishing of that site is part of a broader project to excavate and preserve a whole host of digital gems that remain from the inception of the web. You can go read a lot more about the project over on CERN’s site.
It is super weird to me that I am older than the internet.
aka “don’t forget to close your html tags”
this is still great to me just open it and keep scrolling down
omFg i havent laguehd this hard in days
im sure i shouldnt be but im in tears
This just shows that something once “ugly” can turn beautiful.
its a fucking strawberry
No. This is someone dying while having an MRI scan. Before you die, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins, making you feel a range of emotions that turn you into a red strawberry. Tragically beautiful.
no it says lettuce
no it says never give up
OMG HOW DARE YOU CALL THIS UGLY
CHECK YOUR RIPENED FRUIT PRIVILEGE
Fun fact: When I get an erection, my penis does this exact same transformation
It grows 1/16 of an inch bigger?
I wasn’t going to reblog this until I saw all of the comments.
I hate all of you
I’M SORRY BUT I WAS PLAYING THE HONKIFIED VERSON OF BRING ME TO LIFE AND THIS SYNCED PERFECTLY WITH IT IM GOIGN TO CRY
blog it or it didn’t happen.
so no one told you life was gonna be this way
your blog’s a joke you’re broke your otp is gay
it’s like you’re always just stuck waiting here
for a tv show that’s not been on for months, or even for years
but, tumblr’s here for youuu, when the tears start to fall
tumblr’s here for youu, like no website before
tumblr’s here for you, ‘cause you’ve got nothing else to do