Happy Birthday, World Wide Web!

Berners-Lee's NEXT computer
Berners-Lee's NEXT computer

Today is a major day in the history of technology. 20 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee posted the first public World Wide Web page – and the web was born. Along with it, many of the technologies we now take for granted were created: HTML, hyperlinks, and browsers to name just a few.

In 2009 Berners-Lee said he had just one regret: the use of the now ubiquitous :// after the http protocol in every URL. As it turns out, only the colon was needed. Still, we can forgive him, especially since ten years later there were an estimated 10 million web sites, and by 2007 there were over 100 million.

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