There’s something very endearing about this docudrama retelling of the story of the web.
Well, look at these fresh-faced lads presenting their little hypertext system in 1992. A fascinating time capsule.
Sometimes it’s nice to step back and look at where all this came from. Here’s Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal from 1990.
The current incompatibilities of the platforms and tools make it impossible to access existing information through a common interface, leading to waste of time, frustration and obsolete answers to simple data lookup. There is a potential large benefit from the integration of a variety of systems in a way which allows a user to follow links pointing from one piece of information to another one.
A wonderful document outlining the earliest history of the tags we know and love today.
This is the ur-spring: Tim Berners Lee's original proposal for "Mesh", later "World Wide Web."