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Happy 30th World Wide Web

Today CERN is marking the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

It’s not the 30th anniversary of the public announcement of the Web, or the first browser, or indeed anything public about the Web. Rather, it’s the 3oth anniversary of this


This proposal concerns the management of general information about accelerators and experiments at CERN. It discusses the problems of loss of information about complex evolving systems and derives a solution based on a distributed hypertext system

You can read the full proposal at CERN.

I’ve written and spoken about and presented on the history of the Web extensively over the years. So I simply wanted to acknowledge the Web and its profound effect on my life, and on the World, these last 30 years.

If you’re keen to delve a bit more deeply, I recently resurrected my Web History timeline project, an interactive timeline of some of the most important moments in the history of the Web and hypertext.

Contribute your milestones

I’ve also made it very easy to contribute. If you’re keen to contribute a milestone, there’s a simple form that will take a couple of minutes to complete. I’d love your thoughts as to key milestones in the technology and culture of the Web.

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Thanks for an amazing few days Web Directions. So many great themes of empathy, inclusion, collaboration, business impact through design, and keeping our future deeply human.

Laura van Doore Head of Product Design, Fathom

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Design 2019

    Australia's product design conference with the world's leading expert

    Melbourne April 11 & 12 2019

  • Web Directions Code 2019

    Australia's conference for JavaScript and Front End Engineers

    Melbourne June 20 & 21 2019

  • Web Directions Product 2019

    Australia's conference for Product professionals

    Melbourne August 1 & 2 2019

  • Web Directions Summit 2019

    Our legendary event. Three big tracks,–Product, Design and Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2019