CERN is celebrating the 20th birthday of the invention of the World Wide Web (WWW). Today it's 20 years ago since Tim Berners Lee submitted a proposal for a data management system that eventually resulted in the creation of one of the most popular applications of the Internet.
Twenty years ago this month, something happened at CERN that would change the world forever: Tim Berners-Lee handed a document to his supervisor Mike Sendall entitled "Information Management : a Proposal". "Vague, but exciting" is how Mike described it, and he gave Tim the nod to take his proposal forward. The following year, the World Wide Web was born. This week, it's a pleasure and an honour for us to welcome the Web's inventor back to CERN to mark this special anniversary at the place the Web was born.