Well, isn’t that nice: the Web turned 20 this week! And of course, the Internet is much older, but when we speak of “the web” we need to go back to 1989 for a rather techy -immaculate- collection by the web’s father, Tim Berners-Lee:
Then CERN (Switzerland) was the largest Internet node in Europe, and Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to join hypertext with the Internet: “I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the Transmission Control Protocol and domain name system ideas and — ta-da! — the World Wide Web.”
He wrote his initial proposal in March 1989, and in 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau, produced a revision which was accepted by his manager, Mike Sendall.
Mr. Berners-Lee spoke at the TED Conference and he talked very passionate about “the next phase” of the Web. He thanked the audience for uploading their documents (text and image) to the web, but now it was time for “Raw Data Now”:
Happy birthday everyone!