Happy Birthday World Wide Web!

Twenty-five years back, Tim Berners-Lee, a software engineer, wrote a paper proposing an “Information Management” system calling it a “Mesh”, which we now know as the World Wide Web. Little did he know that the system would connect billions of people around the world.

He wrote the first webpage editor in his small office at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and eventually released the code for this system—for free—to the world.

“The web should be a neutral medium. The openness of the web is really, really important,” Mr. Berners-Lee said in an interview with NY Times. “It’s important for the open markets, for the economy and for democracy.”

Sir Tim Berners-Lee released a statement to mark the 25th Anniversary of the web.

Celebrate the web’s birthday, by sharing greetings on twitter using the #web25 hashtag.

Cheers to openness and freedom.

Image Credit: http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html

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