25 years ago today, CSAIL PI Tim Berners-Lee sent his colleagues at CERN an "Information Management" proposal for a system of distributed hypertexts. It didn't sound too revolutionary at the time. ("Vague but exciting!," his boss told him.)
Little did we know that two decades later more than 2 billion people around the world would be using Berners-Lee's invention to communicate, work, play, learn, shop and entertain - and that, in the process, the World Wide Web would upend, reconfigure and reinvent entire industries.
Check out a sample of recent profiles of Berners-Lee and the Web's 25th anniversary:
-The New York Times
-The Guardian (including a list of "25 Things You Might Not Know About the Web")
You can also read Berners-Lee's full proposal, right here, only on the World Wide Web.