It’s time to blow out some birthday candle GIFs, because the World Wide Web officially turns 25 years old on Wednesday. Back in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a proposal for what would eventually... more 
It’s time to blow out some birthday candle GIFs, because the World Wide Web officially turns 25 years old on Wednesday. Back in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a proposal for what would eventually become the Web. Now he is calling for a “digital bill of rights” to advance free and open access to information online. Before Berners-Lee, the Internet was mainly the province of technical experts — known in ‘80s comedies as “nerds” — who communicated through things like bulletin board systems. Then came Berners-Lee with his idea for a “global hypertext system,” which, along with the rise of the Mosaic browser, let people enter a Web address and bring up pages stored on computers across the globe. less 
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Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:50 PM EDT