A few days ago it was the 10th anniversary of iTunes, and today, April 30, is the grand-daddy web-anniversary of them all. This was the day, in 1993, that the very first website went public (royalty free) (although the website had actually existed since 1991 as a work-in-progress).
CERN (the organization that is responsible for creating web standards) has chosen to celebrate the WWW anniversary by returning the original website back to it’s original web address.
According to the Washington Post, interest in this first website has been so high that CERN had to take it down after a brief period because it was getting so much web traffic. Interest brought the website “to its knees.”
And so … here you go. This is like jumping in a time machine!
By clicking on the link below, you will see the very first website exactly as it appeared in 1992. All text of course. The website does have links, and its landing page (plus the links) represents EVERYTHING on the internet. This means that when you are looking at this website, you are looking at the ENTIRE internet of 1992.