I’ve just come across an article that I don’t recall reading before, it has some nuggets about the origins of HTML: The Early History of HTML. I found it via What does “HREF” stand for?.
Very relevant to this group: CERN Launches Line Mode Browser Emulator http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/10/01/2331246/cern-launches-line-mode-browser-emulator
Hi all, This was brought to my attention: The History of the Internet in a Nutshell. Ian
Today is the twentieth anniversary of the publication of a document by CERN that made the web available to all on a royalty-free basis. To mark this occasion we’re kicking off a project to restore the first website, and preserve … Continue reading
I was talking with Robert Cailliau this morning about our project to restore the first website. He mentioned an interesting anecdote that could possibly lead us to an earlier version of the first website, but it’s a long shot. In … Continue reading
I work in the communications group at CERN where I am in charge of CERN’s public-facing websites. We’ve set up a project to restore and preserve the first URL, which is sadly no longer active: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html We are in the … Continue reading
We’ve already mentioned Paul Otlet and The Mundaneum museum here. Google Cultural Institute has just published a site dedicated to them, showing how they designed the very first search engine in 1935 by inventing the Universal Decimal Classification system and … Continue reading
An (arguably) important part of Web history exhibited in a museum. From the article: The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and in less than a decade the site has well-earned its place in computer history. … Continue reading