World Marks Web's 30th Anniversary

World Marks Web's 30th Anniversary

Today, March 12, marks 30 years since the beginning of the world web browser, which was put forth by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, 33-year-old Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for information management in 1989.

Berners-Lee developped a working model, writing the HTML language, the HTTP application, and— the first Web browser and page editor.

By 1991, the external Web servers were up and running.

According to Google, there are today nearly 2 billion websites online.

"Whether you use it for email, homework, gaming, or checking out videos of cute puppies, chances are you can’t imagine life without the Web," the search engine giant said.

The World Wide Web is not to be confused with the internet. While the internet is a network of inter-connected computers all over the world, the web is a collection of web pages operating on this network.

“There are very few innovations that have truly changed everything,” said Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium.

“The Web is the most impactful innovation of our time.”