A formal proposal for the World Wide Web was published by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on 12th November 1990. Sir Tim was a consulting scientist at CERN, a high-energy physics facility situated on the borders of France and Switzerland.
The world’s first web browser and the first web server were developed subsequently by Berners-Lee by the end of 1990 and released the following year. The web soon gained popularity with the advent of web browsers such as Mosaic and Netscape.
Searching "241543903" (without the quotes) in Google Image Search results in pics of people putting their heads in refrigerators! This is because of a meme started by an American artist, David Horvitz. [more...]