World Wide Web turns 30

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Tuesday marks 30 years since the invention of the World Wide Web. To celebrate the occasion, the Google Doodle features an old fashioned personal computer with a retro-style font. An image of a globe slowly renders on the computer’s desktop monitor. 

On this day in 1989, 33-year-old Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal outlining the revolutionary innovation. Berners-Lee was working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research outside of Geneva, Switzerland when he wrote Information Management: A proposal.

The proposal was a blueprint for better managing and monitoring the flow of research at the labs, but within its pages were the underpinnings for what would become known as the World Wide Web.

Tuesday more than half of the world has access to the World Wide Web and almost 2 billion websites exist.

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