Happy 25th birthday to the Web
Posted on 12th March 2014
Like many people I know, I’ve been meaning to start a blog for a while. Well, let’s be honest, for years. But today I was prompted to do what I’ve been meaning to do because today the Web turns 25 and I figured it was as good a place to start as any.
25 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee developed an idea that would become the most significant change to the lives of those of us lucky enough to be connected to the internet. Of course, it is important to point out that even now, 25 years later, less than 35% of the global population has access to the internet, the Web is still far from “world wide”.
But for the one third of us who are part of the Web, today is a good time to pause and consider the changes it has brought to our lives. Thank you Web, and many happy returns.∗