“Vague, but exciting”.
Those were the words Mike Sendhall, Tim Berners-Lee’s boss, used when he commented on Berner-Lee’s proposal for the World Wide Web back in 1989.
Well, the celebration of the 20 years old web on Friday at CERN, Geneva/Switzerland was clearly not vague, exciting is a very appropriate word to describe the anniversary. I’ve added some images from one of the most historic events I’ve participated in.
The World Wide Web is 20 years! The most incredible part is to think about did we actually manage before the web?
I went to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday to be part of the celebration, and to listen to Tim Berners-Lee, the main brain behind the web. The www must have been among the 10 most important innovations from the last century, if not the top. I’m writing an article about it for Mandag Morgen, so I’ll save the good quotes for the article, but I will show you some images I took at the Globe.
Warning – these images are geeky!
Image by Bente Kalsnes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Norway License.
Based on a work at bentekalsnes.wordpress.com.