The World’s Very First Webserver

The World’s Very First Webserver

This is a photo of the very first Web Server. It was used by Tim Berners-Lee (Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee actually) while he worked at CERN. As you can see the first web server was a NeXT box. NeXT was a company founded by Steve Jobs after he left Apple. The company never took off and was acquired by Apple when they were looking for a new operating system. The first web browser, developed by Berners-Lee was called WorldWideWeb and was developed on NeXTSTEP, the NeXT development toolset.

They (Herb Brody) say that telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror. But I still think it is good to look back on how things got started and where they ended up since then. The first website was put online in August 1991. Just think about how much has happened since then and try to imagine how much we can expect from the next 17 years…

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