Sunday, March 18, 2018

Internet Trivia

At the end of 1993, there were 623 websites.

At the end of 1994, it was over 10,000 websites.

In 2016, it was 4.5 billion websites.

Here's the very first one. http://info.cern.ch . It was recovered and put back on line as a history project. Here's the About page, http://first-website.web.cern.ch/ . From there, there's a blog and a lot of tech details about their objectives.

All of that so I could share a quote from this post from their blog. It speaks to the heart of computing as I have known it as a technician since the 1980s.
There's plenty more stuff on that NeXT, only I've forgotten the password..."
--Paul Jones, University of North Carolina

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

It's amazing how much 'expansion' we've seen...

SiGraybeard said...

I think we're approaching one web page for every person on the planet - though obviously not evenly distributed. Some have a few pages while many have none.

It's an outrageous number.