Nicholas Schneider

My Flyer All About Tim Berners-Lee

About Him

Timothy John Berners Lee was born on 8 June 1955 and grew up in London. He studied physics at Oxford University and became a software engineer. In 1984, Berners Lee's returned to CERN, which was also home to a major European Internet node. In 1989, Berners Lee published a paper called 'Information Management: A Proposal' in which he married up hypertext with the Internet, to create a system for sharing and distributing information not just within a company, but globally. He named it the World Wide Web. He also created the first web browser and editor. The world's first website, http://info.cern.ch , was launched on 6 August 1991. It explained the World Wide Web concept and gave users an introduction to getting started with their own websites.

"Innovation is serendipity, so you don't know what people will make."

The First Ever Website

The first ever website was published on August 6, 1991 and served up a page explaining the World Wide Web project and giving information on how users could setup a web server and how to create their own websites and web pages, as well as how they could search the web for information. The URL for the first ever web page put up on the first ever website was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html. This link is no longer active and, unfortunately, nobody bothered to make a copy of this original page, which tended to be updated daily anyways

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