Happy 20th birthday to the World Wide Web

Twenty years ago today, on March 13, 1989, sparked the revolution of one of the greatest inventions of a life time, that being the World Wide Web. The purposed idea was to help connect people together using the World Wide Web using the once popular ViolaWWW web browser, which was eventually replaced by Mosaic web browser back in 1993.

Tim Berners-Lee was the man behind "Information Management: A Proposal" leading the way for what we now consider the Internet. In a quote from Tim Berners-Lee said:

"We should work toward a universal linked information system, in which generality and portability are more important than fancy graphics techniques and complex extra facilities. The aim would be to allow a place to be found for any information or reference which one felt was important, and a way of finding it afterwards. The result should be sufficiently attractive to use that it the information contained would grow past a critical threshold, so that the usefulness the scheme would in turn encourage its increased use."

Only 20 years ago since the dawn of the World Wide Web, it has revolutionized the way the world operates, connecting millions of users to one another. The Internet has changed the way countries, businesses and people have connected.

Happy 20th birthday to the World Wide Web!

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naap51stang said,
Boy do I sometimes miss "the good ole days" of gopher, and BBS's

I didn't get into gopher, but I was on all the local BBSs back in the day. Probably the best thing about it was that everyone was local which made for a cool community.

nocture said,
Damn, can't even imagine how life would have been before the Internet? (was born 1987 )

Before the WWW, we had local online communities using BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems) which were run by hobbyists. I ran one for about 3 years, and I learned a great deal about computers and communication systems during that time. :~)

We had outside in HD. Pretty nuts eh?

Actually weirdly enough I was also born 1987 and didn't get internet till I was 14. I definitely knew I was a late bloomer though cause a lot of my friends had cable or DSL when I still had dial-up.

Really? I was online in late 89... but not via the web. Ya' think that after all these years I would know when the web was born. How embarasing.

With my luck today, now that I've read this article my internet will go down.

Happy friday the 13th! / 20th birthday WWW!