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   RE: the Web reaches 10

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  • From: Karl Best <karl.best@oasis-open.org>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 09:10:23 -0500

It was at the ACM HyperText conference in San Antonio, Texas, December of
1991, that the web was first announced publicly (I believe). I was there
getting my first taste of hypertext and SGML. For some reason the picture of
a lone NeXT cube, with a small stack of 8.5x11" photocopied handouts next to
it, sitting on an otherwise empty folding table in the expo room has always
stuck in my mind.

Oh, how I wish I had saved one of those handouts :-)

Karl F. Best
OASIS - Director, Technical Operations
978.667.5115 x206
karl.best@oasis-open.org  http://www.oasis-open.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Stayton [mailto:bobs@sco.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 1:02 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: the Web reaches 10
> According to Tim Berners-Lee's book Weaving the Web, it was
> November-December 1990 that he got the World Wide Web
> working at CERN.  That was when he finished working
> versions of the three key protocols HTML, HTTP, and URLs,
> had installed a server connected to the Internet, and
> had installed browsers on more than one machine (his and Robert
> Cailliau's NeXT machines).  He said by Christmas Day 1990
> it was all working, appropriately serving up all of his
> documentation on WWW.  That means the World Wide Web is ten years old
> now.  I think we should all tip our virtual hats to Tim for
> giving us such a fun thing to play with.
> In an interesting side note, his first child was born a
> few days later.  Me, I'd say she was his second child. 8)
> Bob
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