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25 Years Ago Today the First Website went Live using a NeXT Computer

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Although it seems like a lifetime ago, it's on this day 25 years ago that 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. The first step to making that a reality occurred on August 6, 1991, and was hailed with little fanfare when Berners-Lee launched the first web page from his NeXT computer at CERN's headquarters in Geneva. NeXT was founded by the late Steve Jobs


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. For more on this, read the full Telegraph report here.



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