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A bit of web history…

Alex Christie

11 August 2008

CERN is back in the news again, for the non-physicists among you CERN is The European Organization for Nuclear Research. They have been fiddling with particle accelerators and other dangerous stuff for the past 50 years. what makes them interesting for me is the fact that they have the undisputed honour of having the first web-page ever, in 1991 (±6th August, the WWW is 19 years old)  Tim Berners Lee played an integral role in making popular Hypertext and the concept of a public access network that spanned the globe. Here is a copy of the first ever web-page ever.

CERN has recently redesigned their site which is not the reason they are back in the news, the real reason is that they are about to run the brand new Large Hadron Collider on the 9th of September, some Doomsday Prophets think it will create a black-hole that will swallow up everything, I don’t. Anyway there is a countdown on their website, is it a countdown to the end of the world, only time will tell…

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