On this day in 1990, English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee launched the first website. The site, which is still available, provides an explanation of what the world wide web was at the time and how to get started with your own site, among other details about the internet.

Humble beginnings indeed — now, we’re vying with competitors for visibility on search results pages and debating the future of advertising and consumer privacy. Big tech companies often make grandiose mission statements (like Meta, for example), causing some to scoff at those objectives as unrealistic. But, in just over three decades, the internet has changed the world and enabled countless people to navigate the pandemic, register for vaccines, stay in touch with loved ones and even continue working remotely.

Cheers to the internet and whatever’s in store over the next three decades.

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