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Cern to re-create first ever web page

Scientists to preserve the original hardware and software associated with the birth of the web
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the research centre giving the web to the world, Cern is re-creating the first ever web page.

The idea behind the project is to enable future generations to explore, examine and think about how the web is changing modern life, according to Cern’s web manager Dan Noyes.

While the original web server is still in existence, the first website is not.

Cern aims to preserve the original hardware and software associated with the birth of the web, which was developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while working at the research centre.

Twenty years ago, scientists published a document that made the technology of the web, or W3 as it was known at the time, available on a royalty-free basis to the world.

The World Wide Web now holds an estimated 14.27 billion pages and almost 2.5 billion users.

Internet address image via ShutterStock.com

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