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Happy 15th Birthday, Web Browser!


Fifteen years ago, while most other people were probably unwrapping presents, Tim Berners-Lee was giving one to the world: On Christmas Day, 1990, he put the finishing touches on WorldWideWeb, the first web browser. The browser ran on a NeXT computer, and included a built-in HTML editor as well. Of course, there wasn't a whole lot to browse, given that Berners-Lee had launched the first web site just a month earlier. But the birth of WorldWideWeb, and its companion line-mode browser, was a major step toward the creation of the web as we know it today, and was a huge Christmas present from Berners-Lee to the rest of the computing world. So, thanks, Sir Tim, and happy anniversary!