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The World Wide Web is 21!

  1. Writer Fox profile image64
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    On December 25, the World Wide Web turned 21 years old!  What a cause for celebration.  Just imagine if the Web had never been invented.  I wrote a Hub about the birthday that you can find on my profile page:  WWW Birthday.  I also posted a collection of over 100 quotes about the Internet if you are looking for inspiration and something to write about.  Happy birthday WWW and thank you, Tim Berners-Lee, for giving the world this wonderful gift, free of charge.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Seems like only yesterday...smile

  3. ThoughtPolice profile image58
    ThoughtPoliceposted 5 years ago

    What a coincidence.. Today is my birthday too! Although I was conceived 7 years before the internet...

    1. Writer Fox profile image64
      Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Happy Birthday, ThoughtPolice.  But, the Web was born on the 25th, not the 26th.  You see, it wanted to be "the gift that keeps on giving."

  4. Hamad Irfan profile image60
    Hamad Irfanposted 5 years ago

    Amazing how much the web has evolved up till now. I am sure the inventor back then wouldn't have thought, that it would grow so large!

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      Aunt Mollieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tim Berners-Lee changed the world - my small world included.  Thank you for your comment, Hamad Irfan!

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    zEric7xposted 5 years ago

    I forget that the internet is not as old as I think it is. I feel today like I would not be able to live with out it smile.

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      Aunt Mollieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know exactly what you mean, 2Eric7x.  When my internet connection goes down, every now and then, I really feel like I've lost a friend!  Thank you for commenting.

  6. Writer Fox profile image64
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    It seems like the mainstream media missed this event.  Aren't you glad you found out about it here?

    1. canadawest99 profile image60
      canadawest99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The real internet was born in the late 1960s.  It started as a way to keep communications open in case we nuked ourselves.  The it evolved into an academic tool for universities to keep in touch regarding research and exchanging data.

      Then in 1994 we pimped it all full of ads and shopping and porn and hate and gossip and general garbage.   Leave it to humans to ruin a good thing.

  7. Rik Ravado profile image92
    Rik Ravadoposted 5 years ago

    I worked with Tim B-L when he was a graduate trainee at the Plessey Company in Poole in Dorset in the 1970s.  I wish now I'd talked to him more about technical things but he was so bright it was intimidating talking techie stuff with him.

    I wrote a hub about him that includes a scan of my wife's leaving card signed by Tim and his then wife Jane!