Today is the 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW), one of World’s topmost and greatest inventions! Twenty-five years ago the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper presented by a young Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, now Sir Tim Berners-Lee, at the CERN Lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to access files on linked computers. Mr. Berners-Lee convinced CERN to adopt his system, demonstrating its usefulness by compiling a Lab phone book into an online index and so on. The key aspect of the design was that it worked across various operating systems. This pioneering work paved the way for a global phenomenon that has touched the lives of billions of people around the world. He presented this paper on 12th March 1989, which history has marked as the birthday of World Wide Web.
Thank you Sir Tim Berners-Lee and World Wide Web!
For more information you may see these videos on the invention of WWW and its status today (by clicking on the following links):
(Sir Tim Berners-Lee)
(25th Anniversary of The World Wide Web)