The world wide web turns 25
The World Wide Web turned 25 years old this weekend and in the years since it was invented by Tim Berner’s-Lee, it has fundamentally changed humanity and our relationship with technology. The Guardian’s Technology section detailed a list of 25 things that you might not know about the web to celebrate.
They including the following interesting facts:
- The web is not to be confused with the Internet – the two are separate entities although they often get confused
- The web only works when it is free and open but many of the things built on the web are however, neither free nor open
- Tim Berner’s Lee is Gutenberg’s true heir after inventing the web, however when he first proposed the idea to his manager the feedback was “vague, but interesting”