20 Years of Websites

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this – the first website went live just over 20 years ago (August 6, 1991 to be exact).

info.cern.ch was the address of the world’s first world wide web page and server. (.ch is the internet country code for Switzerland, where CERN is).

As for me personally, I downloaded Netscape Navigator in late 1994 or early 1995 during my freshman year at Boston University. I was the first person on my floor to have an internet browser.

Of course, finding web pages was difficult back then, pre-Yahoo and Google … but we made due.

I’d like to find an estimate of how many active web browsers there were on January 1, 1995. I bet it’d blow your mind …

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