Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The first Web Page on the Internet

We might not even think twice about it: the internet and the web. Things that these day are considered to be a fundamental right for everyone, but that - like most other things - had to be invented and created by someone. And as something worth remembering, CERN is keeping the first web page ever created,  by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991 on a NeXT computer.

Well, actually it really isn't the exact first html web page, as it underwent nearly daily pages as the World Wide Web project was being developed... so, we can only see a version of it, as it was in 1992. But even so, it's amazing to see just how far the web has evolved in the last two decades. From html web pages where text was king and even images were rare... to the web we all know and love today, where sound and video have become quite common (need I say YouTube?) and the browser has become nearly an operating system capable of executing complex routines that turn it into a limitless tool.

Who can imagine how the internet would look like today if it weren't for the invention of the "web", even if it started as simple and basic as we can see on that first web page?

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