Twenty-five years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee filed a proposal for the World Wide Web. It was initial a no go but his boss took interest in it and allowed it to be worked as a side project.
In 1990, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first browser and editor and in 1993, after much arguing, CERN declared that WWW technology would be available to all, without paying royalties, forever.
This one decision had changed the face of the world in what we live today. The web has made significant changes, about 40 percent of the world uses the World Wide Web to connect and create. Not only this the Web has solely generated billions of dollars in this quarter of the century.
WWW has transformed the way we live, think, connect, create and much more.
Web can be made available with any type of information, on any type of device, leaving behind the boundaries of countries and languages.
Today we celebrate one of the biggest day in the history of Technology Sir Tim Tim Berners-Lee encourages us to add more to the Web and contribute to it to make it freely available forever. Also to build a network so strong that encourages the rest of the 60 percent to also join this creative online community
Few Words by Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Today, and throughout this year, we should celebrate the Web’s first 25 years. But though the mood is upbeat, we also know we are not done. We have much to do for the Web to reach its full potential. We must continue to defend its core principles and tackle some key challenges. To name just three:
How do we connect the nearly two-thirds of the planet who can’t yet access the Web?
Who has the right to collect and use our personal data, for what purpose and under what rules?
How do we create a high-performance open architecture that will run on any device, rather than fall back into proprietary alternatives?
Watch Sir Tim Berners-Lee the creator talk about the World Wide Web and its future in the following video and for more info visit www.webat25.org.
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