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CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

Post by 3Di » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:48 am

In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on a NeXT machine at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program – WorldWideWeb — is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as "the web" today.

In February 2019, in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the development of WorldWideWeb, a group of developers and designers convened at CERN to rebuild the original browser within a contemporary browser, allowing users around the world to experience the rather humble origins of this transformative technology.
For those who weren't there, they can experience the thrill - https://worldwideweb.cern.ch/

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Re: CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

Post by david63 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:49 am

Not the same without using a dial up connection!

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Re: CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

Post by Mick » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:36 am

People forget that "WWW" itself (Whole Wide World in this case) was invented much earlier by experimenting packeteer radio hams. I was certainly using it around 1982. The use of it was nowhere near as sophisticated as the one we know with todays interweb as using a WWW prefix in the 'to' field sent that message to literally everyone :)

It may just be a case of a stolen acronym.
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Re: CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:50 pm

the world wide web did not exist before the 90s
https://www.internetsociety.org/interne ... -internet/

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