History of Communication in 7 steps: 6-The Internet 1989
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN - Established in 1954, is a European research organization whose purpose is to operate the world's largest particle physics laboratory.
The World Wide Web began as a CERN project called ENQUIRE, initiated by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and Robert Cailliau in 1990. Berners-Lee and Cailliau were jointly honoured by the Association for Computing Machinery in 1995 for their contributions to the development of the World Wide Web. Based on the concept of hypertext, the project was aimed at facilitating sharing information among researchers. The first website went on-line in 1991. On 30 April 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone. The original first webpage, created by Berners-Lee, is still published on the World Wide Web Consortium's website.