The Birthplace of the Web

Since we celebrate the archaic birthplace of this or that, we might as well celebrate the birthplace for arguably the most transformative piece of technology since the printing press.  David Galbraith tracked down the birthplace of the web and confirmed the location with Tim Berners-Lee. It happened at CERN, by the way.

This kind of information is perhaps overlooked as being so obvious as to be common knowledge, exactly the sort of thing that sometimes gets forgotten. I’m not suggesting that the locations have indeed been overlooked, but they are not preserved or all indicated and the people I spoke to didn’t know the full details.

Of course if the web were invented in America and not Switzerland, well, we’d have thrown carnival games, restaurants and cheap tacky bars by it with highway road signs counting down the mileage to arrival.  [via]

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