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Happy 30th Birthday World Wide Web!

Posted on | March 12, 2019 | No Comments

happy Birthday World Wide Web

Thanks to software engineer Tim Berners-Lee, 30 years ago this week the idea for world wide web was hatched. As a birthday gift to our readers we thought it would be cool to search the world wide web and see how the world is celebrating and what they are saying about this great tech milestone.  Enjoy!

Web@30: The 30-year anniversary of an invention that changed the world (CERN)
In March 1989, while working at CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his first proposal for an internet-based hypertext system to link and access information across different computers. In November 1990, this “web of information nodes in which the user can browse at will” was formalised as a proposal, “WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project”, by Berners-Lee, together with a CERN colleague, Robert Cailliau. By Christmas that year, Berners-Lee had implemented key components, namely html, http and URL, and created the first Web server, browser and editor (WorldWideWeb).

At age 30, World Wide Web is ‘not the web we wanted’ (AP)
Speaking at a “Web@30” conference at CERN, Berners-Lee acknowledged that a sense among many who are already on the Web has become: “Whoops! The web is not the web we wanted in every respect.”

Google Doodle celebrates 30th birthday of the World Wide Web (CNET)|The web giant pays homage to the invention that made the company possible.

30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb? (

Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online. It’s a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also an opportunity to reflect on how far we have yet to go. – Tim Berners-Lee

Happy birthday, World Wide Web! But its inventor says we have a long way to go (STUFF)
New Zealand website Stuff has written that yhe inventor of the World Wide Web knows his revolutionary innovation is coming of age, and doesn’t always like what he sees: state- sponsored hacking, online harassment, hate speech and misinformation among the ills of its “digital adolescence”.

Happy 30th birthday to the World Wide Web (
“Vague but exciting…”

Those are the now-classic handwritten words that appear on a document, dated March 1989, entitled “Information management: a proposal”. The document was composed by Tim Berners-Lee, who was then a little-known British physicist working as a computer scientist at the CERN particle-physics lab near Geneva.

Again, Happy 3oth Birthday to the world wide web and the world thanks you Tim!


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