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21 Years of the Web

Who would have thought that an independent contractor in the 1980s would have created the foundations of a revolutionary technology, which changes the way we live?

It all began in the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), in Switzerland, when Tim Berners-Lee proposed and built a database of people and software models that can be shared over the Internet using the HyperText.

By the end of 1990s, he created the set of elements that build a web page and its access, HTTP and HTML. In fact he also created the first browser - WorldWideWeb.

The rest, you can say, is history... with a large commercial undertaking and the growth of servers across academia then the world

Now, there exists well over 80 million websites and a growing user base - hundreds of millions.

So it's happy 21st birthday to the Web. Celebrate good times.

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