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20 Years Ago, The First Public Web Page Went Live. Now It’s Back

The first public site on the World Wide Web — a rudimentary text-only primer on its use — once again lives at its original URL to celebrate the Web’s 20th anniversary today.

CERN, the European science laboratory where the Web was born (and where physicists are now exploring the origins of the universe with the world’s largest particle accelerator) first made the page public on April 30, 1993. A 1992 copy of the page had been available on the W3C servers, but only returned to its original location today. That’s it below; click the image for a larger version.

You've come a long way, baby

CERN intends to collect, restore and preserve all of the digital material related to the Web’s beginnings in order to turn info.cern.ch into a virtual museum and archive, reports the Verge

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