The First Website Went Public 25 Years Ago Today

Just two years later, I was pursuing my Masters of Science degree in Information Technology Management and learning to code HTML by hand — a skill that has served me well for 22 years. 

The internet just marked another major milestone. The first website, Tim Berners-Lee’s description of the World Wide Web project, went public 25 years ago on August 6th, 1991. The launch was unceremonious — Berners-Lee announced the project on a Usenet group, and it wasn’t until after August 23rd that new users visited the site. However, the launch effectively marked the start of the web as a widely available tool.