WORLD WIDE WEB CEL­E­BRATES 30 YEARS OF EX­IS­TENCE UN­DER #WEB30

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March 12 marked the 30th an­niver­sary of none but the World Wide Web, which was born on the same day in 1989 out of a pro­posal ini­tially sub­mit­ted by English en­gi­neer and com­puter sci­en­tist Sir Tim Bern­ers-lee to help his col­leagues at CERN [Euro­pean Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Nu­clear Re­search] share in­for­ma­tion among var­i­ous com­put­ers. Lit­tle did he know he would go on to be cred­ited as the in­ven­tor of the web, which would in turn be­come no less than the most im­pact­ful in­no­va­tion of our present time that has rev­o­lu­tion­ized life in all its as­pects, prompt­ing the rise of the in­for­ma­tion age. Let’s just say we’ve been caught in the web since then! “Not to be con­fused with the in­ter­net, which had been evolv­ing since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion built upon in­no­va­tions like HTML lan­guage, URL “ad­dresses,” and hy­per­text trans­fer pro­to­col, or HTTP,” the de­scrip­tion of the Google Doo­dle cre­ated for the oc­ca­sion clar­i­fied. In cel­e­bra­tion of the oc­ca­sion, CERN hosted a 30th An­niver­sary event in part­ner­ship with the World Wide Web Con­sor­tium [W3C] and the World Wide Web Foun­da­tion, which was en­tirely we­b­cast through [email protected] live view­ing par­ties world­wide.

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