World Wide Web with Roxette’s tune in the background

Polish edition of the popular-science monthly magazine Focus has recently published very interesting article on the invension of the WWW. On Friday May 17th 1991 the meeting of several people took place in the CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. This time the meeting was devoted to communication system between different computers (yes, it was all about internet). The meeting was attended by e.g. Julian Brunon, David Williams, Timothy Berners-Lee and last but certainly not least Judy Richards, who according to the article was humming Roxette’s “Things will never be the same” from the newly released “Joyride” album during the entire conference. On this very meeting Timothy Berners-Lee, British physicits, showed effects of his 2-year work on something which he and his Belgian computer scientist colleague Robert Cailliau named as the World Wide Web. The first website built was at CERN and was first put online on August 6th 1991.

Thanks to Kamilla Lehman of Facebook page for this information.

2 thoughts on “World Wide Web with Roxette’s tune in the background”

  1. Yes, it is a nice bit of information. (Anyway, as I know, the first band ever on the WWW was CERN’s own ’Les Horribles Cernettes’.)

    And I just got know that Roxette will play in Stockholm next August. The concert will take place in the Globen as part of Oriflame’s Gold Conference 2012 event. It seems like it will be a full-length concert. (You can watch an insider presentation from Russia here: )

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