Tuesday, 11 August 2009

www.old enough to vote.com

I don't know if I missed this, but the World Wide Web came of age last week. On the 6th August 1991, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a summary of the W3 project that he'd been working on on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. Although the first server, Berners-Lee's NeXT computer, the first browser and the first web page had been live since earlier that year, this marked the first time that the project had been available to the public.

It's fair to say it has had a very public adolesence and been a troublesome teenager in the eyes of established businesses. But I reckon that we've not seen anything yet, and now the web is old enough to vote it can get on with the serious stuff


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