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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to.............T'INTERNET

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by scoots250, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. scoots250

    scoots250 Registered Member

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    "TODAY is the 20th anniversary of the invention of the internet by British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

    He came up with the idea in a research paper on March 13, 1989.

    Sir Tim gave it to his boss at the CERN nuclear research centre, who called it ?vague but exciting?.

    The first website was built at the lab in Switzerland and went online in 1991.

    There are now more than 80million worldwide.

    But rather than cashing in on his invention, selfless Sir Tim, 53, set up a foundation in 1994 to ensure the web was free for everyone to use."

    So raise a glass to the guy responsible for you making a living online and not having to flip burgers down at Macca D's
    (and only the brits will get the reference to t'internet;))
     
  2. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    Well - technically today is just the birthday of the idea. Tell me when the first website went live and then we'll celebrate.

    But happy 20th birthday research paper...one more till you can drink!

    And thank you Sir Tim Berners-Lee <-- whatta beast.
     
  3. TheBHCat

    TheBHCat Junior Member

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    ...and this whole time, I though Al Gore invented the internet! I don't know why I ever believe politicians...
     
  4. djedje70

    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    Not sure about the date. I heard and read that it is much older than that. But then again!!! For sure though, there is a lot more than 80 million sites around the world.
     
  5. Sanitarium

    Sanitarium Regular Member

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    Thanks for the post, I think this is the first time i heard this story.

    This inspires me to write my first paper on the "nut scratch'a"