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Look At The World's First Web Page From 1991

Look At The World's First Web Page From 1991

In 2012, people can talk all day about how little progress is being made in the world, but sometimes, it pays off to look at examples of extreme, unprecedented, mind-boggling progress to make ourselves feel a little better. Hence we have the world's first web page, an almost-exact replica of Tim Berners-Lee's creation from 1991. (According to CERN, it's a 1992 copy and there isn't a screenshot of the original page, but this is just about as close as we can get.)

Here's how Berners-Lee described the internet on his bare-bones, hyperlinked web page:

The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents.

Concise and still (somewhat) true today. And what did Berners-Lee use to make this web page? A NeXT computer, whose manufacturing company was founded by none other than Steve Jobs. This prototype seems ancient, but 21 years isn't that much time when you think about what we can do on the internet now. [The Verge]

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