World Wide Web celebrates its 32nd birthday

World Wide Web celebrates its 32nd birthday

Yesterday the World Wide Web turned 32 years old. On March 12th, 1989, a presentation of a unified system for organizing, storing and general access to information took place. It was developed by the English physicist Tim Berners-Lee. He called his project the World Wide Web (WWW).

The World Wide Web originally served as a means of communication between employees at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), of which Bernes-Lee was a staff member. As a result, the project turned out to be so successful that people all over the world became interested in it. Soon thereafter, uniform standards for Internet communication, transmission protocols, and markup language were developed.

For the first time, a data packet through the Network was transmitted back on October 29, 1969 between two universities in the United States, 600 km apart. Despite this, the birthday of the Internet is March 12, 1989 – as the day of the World Wide Web, open to everyone.