Sunday, August 7, 2011

Turning the Web page

There is something a little mind-bending about the Internet wishing itself a happy birthday, (how long will it be before the machines rise up?) but that's what is happening.

On August 6, 1991, a scientist named Tim released into the wild the first Web page. It gave Internet users the ability to connect to a server semi-graphically instead of lines of code. Like most firsts, it wasn't fancy...

... but it worked.

Here is what the same URL looks like today. And now, of course, we have not just text, but graphics, videos... and blogs.

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