years ago today, Tim
publicly released his WWW project onto the Internet. According to Wikipedia:

“On August 6, 1991, he [TBL] posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on
the alt.hypertext newsgroup. This date also marked the debut of the Web as a publicly
available service on the Internet.”

As the Wikipedia states, this was the point when hypertext was married to the

The original alt.hypertext posting is still
, thanks to Google Groups:

“The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make
an easy but powerful global information system.”

Also note that Berners-Lee made available the first Web browser – “prototype (very
alpha test) simple line mode browser” – and the first hypertext editor. For, you know,
reading and writing on the Web 😉

Via Alex
and Justin and Jeremy, who points to a BBC timeline.