...Well, sort of. An article by Dr. James Gillies at BBC Technology News says the Web has many birthdays:
March 1989, when Tim Berners-Lee handed his boss a short document entitled Information Management: a Proposal, is one.
Christmas of the following year, when the Web was up and running on two computers, is another.
But perhaps the most important Web anniversary of all is 30 April 1993.
That's the day that Cern put the web in the public domain, thereby ensuring that the world would have a single system for accessing the Internet....
Now, Web innovator Tim Berners-Lee is encouraging people to join The Web We Want Campaign at webwewant.org, to help ensure an open, universal Web in the future.
Whenever the Web was born, it sure has changed photography in a huge way.
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Alan Hill: "The Web is the spin-off from the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and it had to happen long before the LHC's design was completed. Berners-Lee and his colleagues realised that the LHC would generate so much data that new information handling procedures would be required to make the project possible.
"The discovery of the Higgs boson by the teams at CERN and the discoveries that they will probably make in the future with the LHC are unlikely to be as significant as this spinoff."