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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Public Internet 20-Years-Old Today

Twenty years ago today, the Internet as we know it debuted. To commemorate the event, CERN restored the first URL. That URL being http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. CERN blessed (or cursed, depending on your point of view) by releasing the project into the public domain.

For better and worse, the World Wide Web has dramatically changed the world and affected everyone's life. Even if one is not online, they have been affected by the collapse of the print industry, the slow death of the rigid music industry, and now the implosion of the TV industry. You do not even need to be on a computer to access the Internet anymore; most cellphones allow you to browse the net in the palm of your hand.

Happy 20th, WWW!

© C Harris Lynn, 2013

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