Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989.
- The web was originally designed and developed to meet the need for automatic exchange of information between scientists at universities and institutes around the world.
- The first website at CERN – and in the world – was hosted on Berners-Lee NeXT computer. The website described the basic features of the web: How to access other people’s documents and how to configure your own server.
- In particular, on December 20, 1990, the first website and server came into full operation, and on August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee published the project, thus signaling the web debut as a publicly available online service!