first page: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
The world's first web page has been put back online as part of a Cern project to preserve the World Wide Web's heritage.
"The World Wide Web [aims] to give universal access to a large universe of documents," reads the first sentence on the web page. Invented by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 at Cern, the World Wide Web combined the internet and hypertext in a way that transformed the world. The restored web page is the 1992 version of the site, the earliest copy researchers at Cern have been able to find.
When you go back you can feel the excitement in the tone of their writing," says Dan Noyes, web manager at the Cern communications group. "They had a sense that what they were giving to the world was quite extraordinary."
A window into a now forgotten time, the first web page describes the basics of the World Wide Web, explaining how to use it and providing instructions on how to set up your own "W3" server, as it was then shortened (as opposed to "WWW" today). "[Before this] you couldn't just go and read Tim Berners-Lee's website," says Noyes. "You used Telnet, a program which looks something like Terminal."
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