Father of the World Wide Web (the Internet)

Tim Berners-Lee at his desk at CERN in 1994. On Aug. 6, 1991, the physicist and...

 

Tim Berners-Lee at his desk at CERN in 1994. On Aug. 6, 1991, the physicist and engineer invited participants in a Usenet discussion group to access the first-ever publicly accessible Web server hosted by his employer, the CERN research center in Geneva. The day marked the beginning of the World Wide Web as we know it today.

 

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Nari Kannan (in 1991): The programmer  asked  for help on Aug. 2, 1991, in a...

 

Nari Kannan (in 1991): The programmer asked for help on Aug. 2, 1991, in a discussion group on Usenet : “Is anyone reading this newsgroup aware of research or development areas including qualified hypertext links?” Tim Berners-Lee answered him a few days later with a public invitation to view documents on the first WWW server.

 

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Nari Kannan today: Since the start of the World Wide Web, Kannan has been both...

 

Nari Kannan today: Since the start of the World Wide Web, Kannan has been both the CEO and leading engineer for a number of start-ups. Kannan says the thought that he had anything to do with the success of the World Wide Web blows his mind.

 

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An image of the first page of Tim Berners-Lee's proposal for the World Wide...

 

An image of the first page of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for the World Wide Web. His thesis paper was called: “Information Management: A Proposal”. The development would create the greatest transformation in the media since the introduction of the television

 

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The world's first web server was a powerful NeXT computer, created by Steve...

 

The world’s first web server was a powerful NeXT computer, created by Steve Jobs. The photograph here is actually the very first web server at CERN. The machine was used by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 to develop and run the first WWW server, multimedia browser and web editor.

 

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