Berners-Lee began developing the Web while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (aka CERN) in 1989 as a means of sharing data among the organization’s myriad PC brands and operating systems. Now his ‘child’ celebrates an anniversary, World Wide Web turns 30!
‘I’ve always believed the web is for everyone,’ he wrote last year. ‘The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world.’
According to Berners-Lee, nowadays, people need to face a trio of challenges:
- Getting the other half of the world’s population online,
- Increasing regulation of internet gatekeepers, and
- Ensuring that everybody has an equitable voice in the internet’s evolution moving forward.
But we hope, we’ll hadle this! Happy birthday, www!