The World Wide Web
turned 16 on Monday! And it looks like we missed its birthday. Nonetheless, we still wish it a happy birthday, and thanks for all of the good times. According to the W3.org
site, this URL held the fist web page nxoc01.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, which is no longer in existence. Dont confuse this with that 15th birthday back in back in August
. That one was for Tim Berners-Lee's posting on a newsgroup, and the development of a GUI browser and editor. This birthday celebrates the actual name Word Wide Web, changed from the Information Mesh, Mine of Information, and Information Mine.
Too bad, but at least we have archive.org taking snapshots of the web now for generations to look back on. What are your fondest memories of the web so far? Are you happy with its growth and direction? Want to send it a b-day message, drop us a comment.
Now, does the WWW have any other birthdays we don't know about?