‘Felt Like Magic:’ On the Web’s 30th Birthday, Early Users Recall What It Was Like to First Log On

Today we celebrate 30 years of the World Wide Web, the hypertext interface applied to the tubes of the Internet. Without it, we wouldn’t have streaming, social media, online shopping, endless comedy cat videos or the hourly tweets from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Yet it’s not an entirely happy birthday: Tim Berners-Lee, the British CERN engineer […]

As the Web Turns 30, Its Inventor Explains 3 Ways It Went Wrong—and How to Fix It

Happy Birthday, World Wide Web. It was 30 years ago that British engineer Sir Tim Berners-Lee effectively created the medium that has made communication instantaneous and cheap, spawned a generation of content surfers, launched many a billion-dollar business, and upended nearly every industry. To celebrate, Berners-Lee wrote a somber reflection on where the web–which along […]