Happy 20th Birthday, World Wide Web!

20 years? Already?

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.

Oh, and here’s the first web site ever, if you can access it. Right now it’s loading like I’m trying to hit it on a 28.8 modem. Not sure if they’re being ironic or what.

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