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article imageVisit the first website ever! World Wide Web 20 years old today

By Matthew Hendricks     Apr 30, 2013 in Internet
Twenty years ago, something happened at CERN: Tim Berners-Lee handed a document to his supervisor Mike Sendall entitled "Information Management : a Proposal". The following year, the World Wide Web was born.
Now you can revisit the first website ever!
According to, twenty years ago on April 30 1993, an organization called CERN contributed the technologies underpinning the World Wide Web to the royalty-free public domain.
These simple technologies — the humble URL, HTTP, and HTML — were developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the early ’90s, but it wasn’t until they were open-sourced that the WWW actually became the web. reports on the first website ever:
Interesting to note, there were obviously no search engines yet. You had to find what you were looking for by subject or by type.
There were only 17 "subjects" on the Web, including music, law, religion, and literature., the company who created the world wide web, has re-released the first web page ever. Have a look on it at
(The links on it also seem to work so see if you can find what you're looking for on the web. The subject list can be found here: )
Aahhh, nostalgia.
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