The World Wide Web turns 25

The World Wide Web turns 25

March 12, 2014

Tim Berners-Lee

On March 12, 1989, the British researcher Tim Berners Lee described in a report for CERN the protocol for the transfer of hypertexts, what a year later would be the World Wide Web.

The unpronounceable three Ws that precede most Internet addresses were born now just 25 years ago. Its inventor, a now mythical name, was Tim Berners-Lee; and, for once, the place on this side of the Atlantic, specifically in an office in building number 31 of the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), near Geneva.

Berners-Lee did not invent the Internet. The global network was designed in the mid-1970s and officially began operating in 1983, the result of a project of military origin.

The Web, thus, with a capital letter, on the other hand, is intangible: It is made up of documents, images, sounds distributed all over the world …

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