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25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web

In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee first presented his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. His idea revolutionized our daily lives, because it's only since the web exists that private individuals have had easy access to the internet.

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British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee is considered the father of the internet as we know it today. His idea: an open and cost-free infrastructure for the free exchange of information. At first only text could be shown on internet sites, but there was soon scope to add graphics, photos and videos. The World Wide Web developed increasingly into Web 2.0, allowing users to interact and generate content. Nowadays our lives would be unimaginable without it.