20 years of a free and open web

May 7, 2013
Dean E Steede

Twenty years ago, 30 April 1993,  Tim Berners-Lee went live with the first web site at CERN. At the same time, he released the code that defined the Web, the first version of HTML, free for the world to use to create a new communications medium.

Two decades on, the world is a different place because of his foresight and generosity. Now, without the Web, huge multi-national companies simply wouldn’t exist. When Web access is lost, through error or malfeasance, companies that have transitioned most or all of their activities to the Web stand to lose millions of dollars during the interruption.

See the original web site and consider how far the Web has come. While simple and plain, it points out the underlying truth that the Web is about information, not glitz.


Dean E Steede

Computer Information Systems Analyst