GOOGLE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB WITH A NOSTALGIC DOODLE

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The World Wide Web was invented 30 years ago and we’re grateful every day that it was. So is Google, which is celebrating the anniversary with a Doodle that hearkens back to a simpler time.

Today’s (Tues) graphic features a nostalgic 8-bit font and a bulky computer complete with a CD drive and a keyboard with large, clunky keys. With the help of a dial-up modem, an image of a rotating earth slowly — almost pixel by pixel — loads onto the screen.

On this day in 1989, English software engineer Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal that detailed the creation of the World Wide Web.

In the years that followed, Berners-Lee wrote the first HTML language, the HTTP application, and the first web browser.

Fast forward 30 years and we now have nearly 2 billion websites online and virtually nothing that can’t be done with the click of a button.