The Very First Website – 25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago today, the first web site, as we know it, went live.

Created by Tim Berners-Lee while working at CERN, the first functioning site was built using Steve Jobs’ NeXT computer. The intention was that pages be interactive, so the original browser, named, was editable.

From Wikipedia: The terms Internet and World Wide Web are often used interchangeably. However, the two are not the same. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The World Wide Web is a service transferred over these networks. It’s a collection of documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs, from web servers.

The NeXT computer, world’s first web server based on the principles in Sir Berners-Lee’s proposal, bottom left. The first server, browser, and editor.

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