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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
In 1991, (per @PitthanRainer, the father of dear late friend, Jasmine):
“This was basically the meeting which got the www going by creating / showing the Killer-App for the web (which until then was just a few machines using html)...” #web30 #ForTheWeb
In 1991, “...for physicists, SPIRES-HEP. If you wanted to use SPIRES then you had to log on to SLAC_VM from CERN_VM (that is you had to have an account, both of which I had being on sabbatical from SLAC). #web30 #ForTheWeb
In 1991, “On the www angle I did not contribute greatly, even so I had one of the few NeXT machines & accounts & since Louise Addis came by one evening late looking for testers, asking me if I wanted to use the world wide web (the "world wide what" I asked)...” #web30 #ForTheWeb
In 1991, (aside: best quote of the year, by @PitthanRainer of @SLAClab at @CERN

“world wide WHAT!?!?”

🤣😍💖 #myweb30 #lovenerds)

#web30 #ForTheWeb
In 1991, @PitthanRainer continues “... and dragged me into Tony Johnson's office 3 doors down, I was probably among the first dozen physicists who got to play with the new toy.” #web30 #ForTheWeb
In 1991... (mini-history, by @PitthanRainer 🙏)... /fin. #web30 #ForTheWeb
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