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The WWW (as we know it) turns 15

Happy birthday world wide web! Apparently, today in 1991, Sir Tim Berners-Lee first released files for the first ever web browser, WorldWideWeb and the first web server, httpd, to the world. They were, incidentally, written on the now defunct NeXTStep operating system. When I say defunct, I mean, Steve Jobs went back to Apple and turned it into Mac OS X.

Tim’s also the founder of the W3C – the de facto web standards and web authority.
From the Wikipedia article:

“Berners-Lee’s made his idea available freely, with no patent and no royalties due. The World Wide Web Consortium decided that their standards must be based on royalty-free technology, so they can be easily adopted by anyone.”

Now that’s what I like to hear.

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  1. IT Blogwatch on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 12:48

    Happy birthday, WWW (and not The Fall)…

    Dub-dub-dub-dot IT Blogwatch, in which we mark the 15th anniversary of Sir Tim’s invention. Not to mention the man who’s head expanded……

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