Surf Internet Like It’s 1990: CERN Redesigns World’s 1st Web Browser

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CERN Redesigned World first web browser

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has redesigned the world’s first web browser WorldWideWeb to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original browser.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee brought the first proposal for a global hypertext system in 1989, which later came to be known as the World Wide Web that he designed on a NeXT machine in 1990. Internet wasn’t as easy to use as it is today. The primitive version of the internet required users to double click on hyperlinks to open them.

Now, you can relive that nostalgia with CERN’s redesigned WorldWideWeb that can be launched within any modern browser. The team that has modified the browser has provided some instructions to help you surf the internet like its 1990. You can read the instructions here and trace back the origins of the ‘Mesh’ as Sir Tim Berners-Lee called it at that time.

Here are two video demos provided by the CERN team to help you get around the browser —

To open a webpage in the browser, you need to select ‘Document’ from the menu and then select ‘Open from full document reference.’ To open links inside a webpage, you need to double click.

Try visiting Google and you will be surprised how far we have come.

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Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.

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