its been 25 years since first website launched by Sir Tim Berners & Steve jobs, he is also known as Father of web, but he is not happy about his invention
on 6 August 2016 its been 25 years since first website launched inAugust 6, 1991, the world’s first website went live to the public from a lab in the Swiss Alps.
So Happy 25th Birthday, WWW! It’s the Silver Jubilee of the world’s first website.
The site was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web (WWW), and was dedicated to information on the World Wide Web project.
The world’s first website, which ran on a NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), can still be visited today, more than two decades after its creation.
“The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents,” the world’s first public website reads, going on to explain how others can also create their own web pages.
“The project started with the philosophy that much academic information should be freely available to anyone.”
When Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web, his idea was simply to create a tool for scientists to find and share information with ease.
The Web has since become the world’s most powerful medium for knowledge, communications, and trade — but that doesn’t mean he is happy with all of the consequences.
Last month, Berners-Lee turned 61 and regretted a lot of things about his invention. He has primarily concerned that the Internet has now transformed into the “world’s largest surveillance network.”
Today, the Web “controls what people see, creates mechanisms for how people interact,” New York Times quoted Berners-Lee as saying. “It is been great, but spying, blocking sites, re-purposing people’s content, taking you to the wrong websites that completely undermines the spirit of helping people create.”