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screensnap2_24cIt was 20 years ago today that CERN announced that the technology that underpins what we know as the worldwide web, would be available on a royalty free basis. As much credit should go to that decision as goes to its creator, Tim Berners-Lee. Imagine how different the technology world would be today if the expansion of this technology was tied to a royalty structure.

I remember first seeing a crude web site in 1994 with a co-worker who was absolutely bouncing off the walls with excitement over what the new technology held.  As it turns out, his excitement was probably understated.  What a 20 years it has been.

Happy Anniversary, WWW — and good on you, CERN.