Three decades ago it was unthinkable that surfing the Internet was one of the most common activities, but at the initiative of Tim Berners-Lee millions of people are in contact no matter where in the world they are.
Every August 23, the Internet User Day is celebrated in commemoration of the appearance of the first page in 1991, the site was created by the British Tim Berners-Lee. In the laboratories of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) located in Switzerland, there the computer engineer gave life to the World Wide Web (WWW), which was born as an information exchange system between 10,000 scientists who worked at the institution.
Since the Internet arrived, it became a means of communication that came to change everything, nothing was the same in terms of information and connectivity. On August 23, 1991, it had become a global connection tool.
“Invented web only because he needed her , because it was very frustrating that did not exist, ” said Berners-Lee a few years ago the BBC.
The first web page was launched in a restricted access domain on August 6, 1991, only accessible to CERN members. Finally, on the 23rd , access would be opened for people outside the center.
“I was at CERN, an exciting environment, with people from various countries, people who came from different universities and worked for different people. And they all had different types of computers, different types of software. Their documentation was in different systems”, the computer engineer recalled.