Today is a very special day for some of us, where it could be a wedding anniversary, the day the love of your life proposed to you, or it could even be a bitter experience where a loved one passed away. Of course, on the tech front, in April 30 two decades ago, CERN opened up the World Wide Web to the masses on a royalty-free basis. In order to commemorate this 20th anniversary of a milestone in the life of the Internet, CERN has taken the step to restore the very first website.
CERN claims that this particular move will help “preserve the digital assets that are associated with the birth of the Web”, and as if to push forward their main point, CERN intends to have that particular Web address, info.cern.ch, to be “a destination that reflects the story of the beginnings of the web for the benefit of future generations.” Oh and by the way, CERN stands for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is actually an international organization which operates the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
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