On August 6 1991, Tim Berners-Lee (now Sir), posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup.
The message read: “The WWW project aims to allow all links to be made to any information anywhere.”
Tim Berners-Lee invented the web with help from Robert Cailliau and others at the nuclear physics laboratory Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN).
“During some sessions in the CERN cafeteria, Tim and I try to find a catching name for the system. I was determined that the name should not yet again be taken from Greek mythology. Tim proposes ‘World-Wide Web’. I like this very much, except that it is difficult to pronounce in French.” – Robert Cailliau
I still remember the sound of the modem connecting as well as my frustrations whenever my connections disconnected while I was in the middle of downloading a 512kb file… Oh, how the world wide web changed in the past 20 years!