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Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web becoming a publicly available service on the internet.

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Sir Berners-Lee may never have guessed what would become of the message he posted on a forum 20 years ago but there is no doubt that the web will continue to expand beyond any expectations in the next 20.
http://news.sky.com/home/article/16044809
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"The WWW project aims to allow all links to be made to any information anywhere."
I love how porn is never mentioned when talking about the early web even though it was one of the primary reasons why it became popular.

No longer did you need to telnet to private BBS servers or blindly download from ftp sites... you could now view the images online. It was all the rage and it fueled the early growth. Scientist computer geeks now had a much easier time trading dirty GIFs. LOL
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I love how porn is never mentioned when talking about the early web even though it was one of the primary reasons why it became popular.

No longer did you need to telnet to private BBS servers or blindly download from ftp sites... you could now view the images online. It was all the rage and it fueled the early growth. Scientist computer geeks now had a much easier time trading dirty GIFs. LOL
I was under the assumption that this was all the World Wide Web was for today

You mean to tell me it has other uses?!?
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I was under the assumption that this was all the World Wide Web was for today

You mean to tell me it has other uses?!?
No, I'm just telling you that the primary use for pre-Mosaic web was for researchers and scientists so they could trade porn.
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porn is what makes the world wide web spin.
 
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20 years and the World Wide Web is still free to the public. Those big corporations just can't stand it can they?
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20 years and the World Wide Web is still free to the public. Those big corporations just can't stand it can they?
I don't even know what to say...
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Happy Birthday interwebs!!!
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porn is what makes the world wide web spin right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.
Fixed.

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I love how porn is never mentioned when talking about the early web even though it was one of the primary reasons why it became popular.

No longer did you need to telnet to private BBS servers or blindly download from ftp sites... you could now view the images online. It was all the rage and it fueled the early growth. Scientist computer geeks now had a much easier time trading dirty GIFs. LOL
hahahaha

It's funny I never even considered this angle when reading this article...
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