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Happy 25th Anniversary World Wide Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper on March 12, 1989 proposing an “information management” system that became the conceptual and architectural structure for the Web. 

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, about 20 years after the first connection was established over what is today known as the Internet. At the time, Tim was a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. Many scientists participated in experiments at CERN for extended periods of time, then returned to their laboratories around the world. These scientists were eager to exchange data and results, but had difficulties doing so. Tim understood this need, and understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet.

The Lopez Museum and Library web presence started in 2000 and had myriad iterations throughout its fourteen years on the Web. Some notable dates: the Museum went Online in 2000; bagged the People’s Choice Award in the 4th Philippine Web Awards for Best Art Website and launched the Library Catalog Database in 2001; and received the Main Award for Best Art Website in the 5th Philippine Web Awards in 2002. Our current iteration is

Further Reading on the History of the Word Wide Web:

Other Links:
Internet Archive of the Lopez Museum and Library*/

5th Philippine Web Awards (2002)


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