Twenty years ago today, Sir Tim Berners Lee and the folks at CERN (yes, that CERN) published the specifications for the World Wide Web on the world’s first web page. (Fitting, that.) Those of us with long memories may remember a time before 1993 when information was still available over the internet; don’t worry, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. You were still browsing the internet, just with different protocols like Gopher or FTP.
In a short two decades, the World Wide Web has transformed the way we interact with our computers—and each other. Hit the link above (in the title) to see the Web, circa 1993, stark in its simplicity but brimming with promise.