In March 1989, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee presented his superiors at CERN with a document he called «Information Management: a Proposal». The document is now on display in the European particle laboratory and is seen as a kind of birth certificate on the World Wide Web.
Berners-Lee, then 33, just wanted to better organize the exchange of information at CERN, but ended up creating what we now commonly call the Internet.
In commemoration of the date marked this Friday, the European laboratory organizes a conference that takes place at its headquarters, in Geneva, from 2 pm, and where the so-called father of the WWW has a confirmed presence.
The event can be followed live on the Internet at http://220.127.116.11/cern-www20.
CERN also created a commemorative address for the WWW’s 20th anniversary, as well as a video of close to 30 minutes in which it gathers interviews with Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Calliau and which will be added soon to the TeK multimedia area.