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Twenty-five years ago, the first public website went live.
The World Wide Web was actually conceived in 1989 by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee. He wrote a proposal at research institute CERN for a "global hypertext" system, and later developed some very important technology still well known by their acronyms, HTML, HTTP and URLs.
The first website
Today is a landmark anniversary for Tim Berners-Lee. In March 1989 he wrote a proposal to his employers at CERN for a somewhat abstract "global hypertext" system he called Mesh. A year later he re-named that system the World Wide Web. It caught on.
A quarter of a century later, Berners-Lee is like a proud father, seeing his baby all grown up and making its way in the world without him.
"I feel a certain amount of inventor's pride," he tells CNN. "My greatest pride has been the spirit of collaboration we've had for the last 25 years."