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In 1991... (I’m contributing in this thread a mini-history of 1991 at @cern by family friend @PitthanRainer who was one of the first testers of our WWW...) #web30 #ForTheWeb

In 1991... //: me to fb: “A friend at CERN is involved w the 30th bday party for the Internet. Wanna help? (Rainer would you like to be involved? I’m on the way to a meeting now:)” ://

Quoting @PitthanRainer “Well. on Sept 13 (I believe) 1991 I had a coffee... #web30 #fortheweb
In 1991, (quoting @PitthanRainer) “Well. on September 13 (I believe) 1991 I had a coffee on the Terrace of the CERN Main Cafeteria when Paul Kunz joined us. He came from somewhere teaching UNIX and was going to see Wim Berners-Lee, per Wim's request.” #web30 #ForTheWeb
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As you may know, today is the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Hooray! #Web30 #ForTheWeb So, let's look at a really important part of its history: Did you know, from the start, the very first web browser was designed to help you read *and write* the web? This is IMPORTANT.
The web wasn't meant to be a jack in the box, where you turn the crank and every once in a while it scares the hell out of you. It was meant to be a box of legos — where you could play with it, sure, but you could take it apart & build anything you could imagine. We *create* it.
Perhaps the original sin of the web was that this ability was lost. Some of it was the primitive tools of the time made it hard to easily create web pages. But there were big commercial interests that wanted to separate consumption and creation on the web. And they won. For now.
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Happy Birthday, Internet 🎉!

Das WWW feiert heute 30. Geburtstag und wir blicken auf seine Historie zurück und wie alles begann. Ein Thread. 1/11
Wir schreiben das Jahr 1948. Der erste programmierbare Computer wird ‘Baby’ 👶 genannt und wiegt über eine Tonne. 2/11

#Web30 #ForTheWeb @sciencemuseum
1950: Die ersten Computer kosten ungefähr so viel wie ein Privatjet. Wofür hättet ihr euch entschieden? ✈️oder 🖥? 3/11

#Web30 #ForTheWeb @sciencemuseum
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In 1989, @timberners_lee submitted a proposal that would change the world.

To celebrate #Web30, for the next 30 hours we're asking everyone to contribute to a crowdsourced timeline of web milestones.

Share your web moments at #Web30 #ForTheWeb:
Starting now, Sir @timberners_lee is speaking from @CERN, where it all began. #Web30 #ForTheWeb

📺 Watch the live stream:
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