A welcome challenge

On Tuesday we announced the CERN project to restore the first website, and what a response we've had! News of the project was all over European and US media as well as Twitter, and keeping up with the hundreds of enthusiastic tweets, tips and comments is a welcome challenge.

Thanks to all of you, especially those who tweeted, commented, or sent us leads and contacts to follow up.

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.

First URL active once more

When the first website was born, it was probably quite lonely. And with few people having access to browsers - or to web servers so that they could in turn publish their own content - it must have taken a visionary leap of faith at the time to see why it was so exciting. The early WWW team, led by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, had such vision and belief. The fact that they called their technology the World Wide Web hints at the fact that they knew they had something special, something big.


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