On this day 20 years ago the world’s first website went live. The website, created by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, was a basic text page with hyperlinks and went live on August 6, 1991.
The website was hosted on Berners-Lees’ NeXT computer, the first web server ever, which had a note taped to the front that said: “This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER DOWN”.
Today this computer is displayed in the CERN Computer Center, which is just located next to my office.
[Update 30 Apr 2013]: CERN is bringing the very first website back to life at its original URL. If you’d like to see it, point your browser to: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
— Alexander Loth (@xlth) July 21, 2011