Travel Back to 1990 With the Original World Wide Web Browser

The World Wide Web turns 30 this year, and to celebrate three decades of utter chaos and brilliance, CERN developers and designers have created a version of the original WorldWideWeb browser that can run inside a modern browser. What, you wonder, is it like to surf the original web? Well, give it a try here. It’s kind of a pain! Read More >>

This Guy Invented the World Wide Web and All He Got Was a Lousy Million-Dollar Prize

Haha, just kidding. Well, not about the prize part. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, just won the ACM Turing Award and the $1 million purse that comes with it. The sum seems menial for such a world-changing contribution, but seriously, Sir Tim will be fine. Read More >>

The Father of the World Wide Web Has Some Worries About His Baby

This past Saturday was the 28th anniversary of the day that Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. In honour of the occasion, he published a letter outlining the biggest areas of its development that are doing him a frighten and warping his original vision. Read More >>

The Web’s Creator Now Wants to Unfuck It

The web is a little fucked up right now. Some governments are spying on civilians, others block specific websites, and companies like Amazon have a stranglehold on the cloud services business. But what if we could create a decentralised web, with more privacy, less government control, and less corporate influence? Read More >>

Tim Berners-Lee Calls for an ‘Online Magna Carta’ to Protect Users

Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web, has called for a bill of rights to guarantee the independence of the internet, protect user privacy, and prevent the net from being controlled by governments and corporations. A digital age Magna Carta if you will. Read More >>

WWW.? The World Wide Web Was Nearly Named TIM…After Berners-Lee Himself

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Its "www" abbreviation is today probably responsible for how tired-looking your "W" keyboard key is. But it could have all been very different. How's "The Information Mine" sound? Read More >>

Happy 25th Birthday to the Embattled World Wide Web

How do you sing happy birthday to a computer? Or, more specifically, how do you sing happy birthday to a system of hyperlinked files accessible, by the internet, that live inside your computer (and phone, and tablet, and so on)? It is, after all, the World Wide Web's 25th birthday. Read More >>

Tim Berners-Lee: We Need an Online Magna Carta

Daddy of the internet Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out in an attempt to enshrine the independence of the world wide web, telling the Guardian that he believes we need an online Magna Carta to protect the rights of its users world wide. Read More >>

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Governments “Trying to Take Control” of the Internet

In the wake of the NSA-stalking-the-whole-world revelations that exploded last week, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely credited with helping found the internet, has spoken out against governments and companies which try to control the internet, labelling snooping as something "that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society". Read More >>

Inventor of the Web Given Hero’s Welcome at Olympics

Yesterday's Olympic opening ceremony was a hallucinatory ode to western history, questionable British music, a giant baby, David Beckham's body, and—amid the athletic sprawl—one of the greatest geeks of all time. Read More >>