On this day 20 years ago the public or consumer web switch was flicked on
This was the first ever public website; The World Wide Web project
The World Wide Web is 20 years old today | ExtremeTech
I remember hearing about it on TV and at school being a kid, I was in about the 5th or 6th grade when we first got the World Wide Web.
My dad has always been a bit of a tech geek, he loves gadgets and things so we where one of the first people I knew of to ever have the Internet.
We had an old bulky computer in my brothers bedroom and I still remember the old days the the whistle and crackle of the 56K modem.
Being a kid I had no idea what the Internet was. I had heard all of the news and theories and excitement but it made no sense to me.... yet I was still excited. I remember sitting down at the keyboard totally excstatic and trying to think of things I could search for on websites likes "Ask Jeeves" and "Web Crawler"...
I searched for things like "What is meditation" and "Black holes" wow!
Happy Birthday WEB!