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…


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…


Hey you, Get Off Of My Cloud

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