World Wide Web Almost Old Enough to Drink; Lucy Hits the Century Mark
The Internet has been around a lot longer than 20 years, but the World Wide Web is just hitting that mark today.
In a statement that seemed bold at the time but now ranks as a dramatic understatement, Berners-Lee posted to a newsgroup that the new WWW project “merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system.”
In separate nostaligia, Google is marking what would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday with a fun retro TV doodle that displays the Google name in “I Love Lucy”-style script and plays a few classic clips from the TV show. (Just click on the channel changer to see the different clips.)