Google Doodle celebrates the World Wide Web’s 30th anniversary

30 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of creating a data sharing system, which eventually evolved into the World Wide Web that we are accustomed to. Google is celebrating the special occasion with a doodle that pays homage to the early years of personal computers linked to a global system free exchange of information.

Simply looking at the pixelated text and graphics on the doodle brings back a sense of nostalgia to the users besides a reminder of the changes the internet has gone through. It serves as a recap of how far we have come from an era of slow internet speed to using gigabit connections as a mainstream.

The idea of the World Wide Web was the brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, an alumnus of the Queen’s College at Oxford. He later became a CERN Fellow where he aimed to create a system to exchange information between researchers. His original proposal at the CERN was called Mesh that relied on a Web of links embedded in the text.

During that time, his proposal was labeled as “vague, but exciting” by the leadership team at CERN. Once he was given a green signal, a group of scientists also joined his research and with time, more functionality was added to the initial idea.

And as they say, rest is history!

Besides the doodle, Google has also created a blog post on the Doodle’s Archive page with a brief history on the research along with images of the original proposal sent to the CERN. According to the search giant, the World Wide Web doodle is accessible from most parts of the world, excluding the majority of Africa, Iceland, Central Asia, Indonesia, and China.
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