The World Wide Web turns 30
The World Wide Web is 30 years old. It was born in March 1989 in the form of a proposal for how the world’s largest physics lab, CERN, could efficiently store its data. “[The inventor], Tim Berners-Lee, wasn’t hired to make the World Wide Web, but he could see that CERN had a lot of problems finding information and connecting the right information,” says our guest, Professor Niels Brügger, who is specialised in internet studies and digital humanities.
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