world wide web

The World Wide Web is 20 Years Old

First web page ever

Twenty years ago today, on April 30, 1993, the World Wide Web went public. Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist who proposed and developed the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) upon which the whole of the Web operates, published a web page explaining what this project of the World Wide Web is and what it strives to be. The page was taken down at some point over the years, but today CERN put the page back in its original location, exactly as it appeared when it was first created.