12/03/2018 13:38
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29th birthday of the web

29th birthday of the web

Summary

The World Wide Web was first proposed 29 years ago today, but what has been the single most important development since then?

The World Wide Web was first proposed 29 years ago today, but what has been the single most important development since then?

Happy birthday to the World Wide Web!

Or conception day, maybe - which was 12 March 1989. The WWW was officially invented 29 years ago today when Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal for a new information system at CERN.

"Vague, but exciting," his supervisor wrote on the cover of the document, laconically greeting an invention which would transform the world's economy - and its society too.

Not everybody thinks it has changed things for the better though.

Using our ranked poll, tell us which of the web developments over the last 29 years you think have been the most important.

Click source to read 9 most important developments.