Huge interest

We were quite astonished at the level of interest in the project when it was announced yesterday, on the twentieth anniversary of CERN making WWW royalty free. Hundreds of thousands of people came to check in on the first website and to learn about the project to restore it.

We have a great number of leads that came up following yesterday's publicity. People who have old machines lying around; copies of files that may be of use; expertise; ideas; stories. This is fantastic. Thank you.

If you were one of the many, many people who submitted ideas or offers of help via our email address or via Twitter and you haven't heard back from us yet:

Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch - sorry we haven't had the time to send you a personal response yet. We'll do our best to get in touch with everyone.


See if you can contact Jean-Francois Groff anywhere, he was working with Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. He was a campus consultant for NeXT and wrote much of the code you see on the screen, and he came over to Redwood City, where I worked at NeXT and showed the browser to Steve Jobs at my request. Steve didn't "get it", BTW...

I'm here Jim :)

For the record, I showed the Web to many people at NeXT in 1992 -- they were mostly unimpressed -- but Steve wasn't involved. He definitely "got it" a couple years later.

Dan and CERN team, let's talk, I have some interesting archives and stories to share.

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