The proposal that Tim Berners-Lee sent to his boss at CERN, Mike Sendall, who called it “vague, but exciting,” would ultimately become the World Wide Web. That proposal is twenty-five years old today.
The Web of today was built – and continues to be built – by everyone. Yet it owes much to many people, some who came before its invention in 1989, and all those who have since then made it an invaluable resource for humanity.
To celebrate 25 years of the Web we have gathered 24 facts about Tim Berners-Lee, the Web, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the World Wide Web Foundation. In the spirit of the Web, we want your input on what the 25th fact should be. Tell us on social media with hash tag #web25fact.
My nomination for a #web25fact would be a ratio that would consider the disparity between producers and consumers of web content. For each person that builds a web page, how many have never even considered doing so?