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Internet’s birthday

World wide web turns 25

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A world without the world wide web is unthinkable. But the internet only came into existence 25 years ago.(SRF/

It was the brainchild of Tim Berners-Lee,who was 32 at the time and worked for CERN, the European particle physics laboratory in Geneva. His idea was to create a platform which would allow the hundreds of CERN employees to exchange large amounts of technical data and theory papers. Berners-Lee called it the “world wide web”. It revolutionised the globe.