|Today is the web’s 25th birthday. On March 12, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, distributed a proposal to improve information flows: “a ‘web’ of notes with links between them.”|
Though CERN, as a physics lab, couldn’t justify such a general software project, his boss Mike Sendall allowed him to work on it on the side. In 1990, he wrote the first browser and editor. In 1993, after much urging, CERN declared that WWW technology would be available to all, without paying royalties, forever.