Exactly 30 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee and colleague Robert Cailliau were busy inventing the internet. On 12th November 1990 they published a proposal with the snappy title “WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project“.
They were more forward-looking than I was at the time. My ‘working’ university days consisted of sleeping until noon, attending the odd non-Zoom lecture, reading books made of paper, and writing with a pen. Computers didn’t feature in my life at all.
How the world has changed! 30 years later I rely on the internet for work, leisure, and communication. In fact, believe it or not, I’m composing this post using a ‘computer’ and you are reading it via the same internet that I made reference to in paragraph one!
So, things have moved on. I still sleep late if I can though.
Happy birthday, the internet!