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The World Wide Web - 30 Years

WWW - Try It

Today, we take the World Wide Web (the Web) for granted - a utility as ubiquitous as electricity.

On this day, Aug 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted information about his WorldWideWeb project to the public and introduced the Web to the world.

The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system.

Tim Berners-Lee wrote WorldWideWeb during the second half of 1990, while working for CERN, a European nuclear research agency. The first successful build was completed by Dec 25, 1990, after two months of development. The browser was announced on the newsgroups and became available to the general public in Aug 1991.

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