The World's Oldest Website

next-computer.jpgWhile driving home today I started wondering about the world oldest website. Well, as I found out, Info.cern.ch

was the address of the world’s first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN (the picture shows the historic NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. It was the first web server, hypermedia browser and web editor). The address for the world’s oldest website was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, which contained information regarding the WWW project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating their own webpage, and an explanation on how to search the Web for information.

As some of you may know, the world wide web was invented in 1989 by a man named Tim Berners

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(developed in 1990) and his idea was to connect hypertext with the Internet and personal computers, this would result in having a single information network to help CERN physicists share all the computer-stored information at the laboratory. There are no screenshots available of the original web page and, of course, changes were made daily to the information available on it as the WWW project developed. You can find a later copy of the site (from 1992) here.

Now, do you want to now who is the world’s oldest living person? Check out Edna Parker. As of 30 November 2007, she is 114 years and 224 days old. Amazing!The Toxic Avenger dvd