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20 years since World Wide Web was proposed

Published: 2009-03-13 11:03:32

What is really the “birthday” of the World Wide Web? That is difficult to tell, is it when the idea about it was first thought? When the first servers and clients were written? When the second server was up and running (so that it was really a web)? I don’t know, but apparently what is a fact is that it is twenty years since the first proposal for the World Wide Web was written by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

That means it is ancient, in computer terms, already. Still, I seem to recall a world before it. Back at the time where I would pay my bills by stamping giro forms with my bank account number and send them in a paper envelope to the bank office. That was before my bank at the time, SEB opened their “Internet Office” in 1996 or 1997, after that I have been paying all my bills electronically, and can’t imagine going back to the bad old days…

The Opera browser turns 15 years this year. Although Opera Software wasn’t founded until 1995, development of “Multitorg Opera” started within Telenor already in 1994. I wonder if they have some kind of interesting celebrations planned for this year?

(via Dagbladet (Google translation))

Tags: history world wide web


To look at the web and to see all the different things you can do with it. :up:

I am a bit behind on my MyOpera news reading because of Turbo, but I just wanted to add the obligatory [opera mini in Tim Berners Lee office] image for the WWW celebration :)

- ØØ -

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