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Old May 3 2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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The very first website ever made returns to the Internet

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/di...o-the-internet

Just over 20 years ago, the World Wide Web was opened to all, setting off one of the biggest transformations in technology and altering the way we communicate.
To celebrate the occasion, the creator has brought the world's first website back to life.
Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, launched the world's first website in the early 1990s.
The site only included text and instructions on how to use the World Wide Web, an internet network that was designed for universities to share research.
On April 30, 1993, the website was updated with a statement announcing that the source code for the World Wide Web would be available for everyone, turning "www" into a ubiquitous line for accessing the internet.
The website eventually went offline. But on Tuesday, CERN, the Europe-based organisation behind the World Wide Web, restored the site to commemorate the anniversary.
And the site:

http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

Neat stuff.
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Old May 3 2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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Re: The very first website ever made returns to the Internet

What's Out There -> Subjects -> Literature - Project Gutenberg : two classic books a month.

What's Out There -> Subjects -> Libraries - Few libraries currently have servers - you have to log on to them. But you can find out how with Art St.George's list of library systems.


Interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Old May 3 2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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...And the second site was porn, and the third was for cat pictures.
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Old May 3 2013, 02:07 AM   #4
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Re: The very first website ever made returns to the Internet

Sad that so many of those Subject links are now dead....

What a long strange trip it has been. To imagine back then what would become of it all. Some things were predictable but others... well, the possibilities were so broad.
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Old May 3 2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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Probably the only time where you could actively "download" the internet
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Old May 3 2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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Just imagine how different things might be, if it wasn't made availble for everyone.
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Old May 3 2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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Eh, someone would have come up with something. I was on the internet a couple years before that went live, and I and my college friends would roam different sites usually using FTP, Fetch, telnet, or some other protocol. Hypertext just made everything easier to find, rather than having to type all your commands.
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Old May 3 2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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Re: The very first website ever made returns to the Internet

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Well, I'm glad the important stuff was tacked right away.


... Of course, as we all know, this small endeavour soon concluded with the Last Page of the Internet, and has now been more or less forgotten by the public at large.
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Old May 6 2013, 02:08 AM   #9
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Eh, someone would have come up with something.
Yes, someone would have, but I think it's among the technologies that came out at the right time. A number of other people and scientists were likely trying to come up with solutions to the same problem, but likely weren't having as much success. His method worked, was simple, and it's what caught on.
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Old May 6 2013, 02:57 AM   #10
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I had some limited access to the internet back in the 80's, because my mom used it at her library. It was very interesting back then...
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Old May 6 2013, 05:33 AM   #11
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...And the second site was porn, and the third was for cat pictures.
Cat pictures didn't exist then. They are elusive creatures and cameras didn't have enough megapixels to capture them. Instead Mr. T was consuming people's testicles.

Although, shortly thereafter, there was this guy named Cats. He had some very strong opinions about a certain percentage of your base (all of it) and who it are belong to (us.)
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Old May 6 2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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Cat pictures didn't exist then. They are elusive creatures and cameras didn't have enough megapixels to capture them.
The ancient Egyptians beg to differ...

(Anyway, cameras still used film back then. Err, when the Internet started, not in Ancient Egypt.)
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