Tim Berners-Lee Posts

This Is The First Internet Image

First Internet Image

[The original photo. From left to right: Angela Higney, Michele de Gennaro, Colette Marx-Neilsen, Lynn Veronneau]

Above is the first photograph image that has ever been uploaded to the Internet.  The image was created to sell music.  Next Wednesday on July 18th, the photograph at the center of the image will be turning 20.  The photo is a promotional shot for comedy band Les Horribles Cernettes based at the CERN laboratory near Geneva.

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Tim Berners-Lee Insists That You Get Your Data Back From Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Tim Berners-Lee, the “father” of the World Wide Web is arguing that the data that we provide to Internet silos like Google and Facebook are more valuable to the user on an individual basis compared to the firm. Berners-Lee said that we should be able to get our data back from Internet companies in a useful format. If users are not able to retrieve their data in a useful way, then they should fight for it.
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Full Steve Jobs Billion Dollar Hippy Movie Is On YouTube [VIDEO]

The BBC has created a documentary for former Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs. The entire video is currently on YouTube, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is taken down soon enough so I would watch it right away. The documentary features interviews with Steve Wozniak, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and Stephen Fry.

Happy 20th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Today is the 20th anniversary of the day Tim Berners-Lee created the first website, which means that the world wide web celebrates its 20th birthday today. The internet has been around for a few more decades than that, which may explain why coding seems more sophisticated than many of the websites it creates. After all, the web was only 12 when Myspace was born. This page is a mirror of the very first web page as created by Berners-Lee on August 6, 1991. So in people terms, the web is about to finish its undergraduate degree. What happens when the web goes to grad school? We’re about to find out. [Gizmodo]

The World Wide Web Turns 20 Years Old

On August 6, 1991 (exactly 20 years ago), the World Wide Web had become publicly available. The WWW’s creator Tim Berner-Lee posted a short summary of the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. The World Wide Web was originated from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Berners-Lee was looking for a way for physicists to share information around the world. In 1989, Berners-Lee wrote a paper that proposed “A large hypertext database with typed links.” Although the project did not progress far within CERN, it was expanded into a concrete document that proposed a World Wide Web of documents with hypertext links.
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Tim Berners-Lee: Each Social Networking Website Is A Silo, Walled Off From Others

Tim Berners-Lee (TimBL) is a British engineer and computer scientist that has been credited with inventing the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee said that the world wide web went live on a physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland in December 1990. The simple concept of the Web is that any person could share information with anyone else and anywhere.
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