Happy birthday World Wide Web
The Google Doodle today celebrates the birth of the world wide web. It is a shame however that they use a generic PC icon rather than the computer on which the internet was first built a NEXT Cube.
A NeXT Computer and its object oriented development tools and libraries were used by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN to develop the world's first web server software, CERN httpd, and also used to write the first web browser, as shown in the image below.
CERN are running a webinar to celebrate the event.
Welcome and Introduction
Welcome by Anna Cook - master of ceremonies
Opening talk by Fabiola Gianotti - CERN Director General
Let’s Share What We Know - panel discussion
This session highlights the importance of sharing what we know in the context of the early days of the Web. The Web has had a huge influence on the way we collaborate and share knowledge in society as a whole. Collaboration and sharing knowledge were also core values at the heart of its early evolution.
Chair: Frédéric Donck
Speakers: Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, Jean-François Groff, Lou Montulli, Zeynep Tufekci
For Everyone - conversation
The Web was designed For Everyone!
Conversation between Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Bruno Giussani
Towards the Future - panel discussion
This session will focus on the aspects that technology evolution can bring us
Chair: Bruno Giussani
Speakers: Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Jovan Kurbalija, Monique Morrow, Zeynep Tufekci
- Closing remarks by Charlotte Warakaulle - CERN Director for International Relations