Web History

Archie

Search and you will find

In the early days of the web, Tim Berners-Lee maintained a list of websites on the…

Earthmine 2009

Plotting the past

Where maps were static, now they are dynamic. Where before we turned the page of an…

SRI_Packet_Radio_Van

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others

In the early ‘70’s, following the launch of ARPANET, several packet-switching networks emerged. Robert Kahn had…

Dancing Baby

GIF not JIF

It’s almost thirty-years-old. It only supports 256 colours. It’s unsuitable for photographs. It has no sound…

Original Bboard Thread in which :-) was proposed by Scott Fahlman on 19 September, 1982

The Emoticon

The first use of the smiley face on a screen was in September 1982 at Carnegie…

Paul Brown's Builder/Eater and Daniel Brown's Noodlebox

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Co-curated by Irini Papadimitrou and Bronac Ferran, Brown & Son’s Art that Makes Itself exhibition at the Waterman’s Art…

How do you follow Tim Berners-Lee?

How do you follow Tim Berners-Lee?

It’s 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee proposed the Web and the universal, inclusive space he generously…

Document-centric navigation

The Nexus Browser

Tim Berners-Lee made the first website, and the first web browser, on a NeXT Cube running…

The Trojan Room Coffee Pot

The first Web celebrity was a coffee pot

Back in 1991 at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory. Quentin Stafford-Fraser worked in the Trojan Room. The…

Severe_Tire_Damage

Hey you, Get Off Of My Cloud

On June 24th 1993, Severe Tire Damage performed the first live concert on the Net. Their…