Thursday, August 11, 2016

The world's first website went online 25 years ago

Taken from: Cara McGoogan, The Telegraph.

25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages. Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life in the twenty-first century.

"The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system," said Berners-Lee on the world's first public website. "The project started with the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone."

Berners-Lee wanted the World Wide Web to be a place where people could share information across the world through documents and links navigated with a simple search function. Read More