FIRST web page viewed by "FIRST" browser via c.1965 modem and terminal





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Published on Mar 30, 2014

25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web video dedication :

The first web page hosted at CERN is viewed by the "first" ( in fact a later version of the first readily accessible web browser known as the line-mode browser). It was written by Nicola Pellow and released in 1992. The browser which she wrote is important as it was able to run on a variety of platforms and on the most basic of terminals. The first web browser was developed in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee named the WorldWideWeb.

A Livermore Model B modem from the mid 1960s to early 1970s is used to connect to a remote UNIX (Solaris) system. The terminal that is connected to the Livermore is an ASR-33 Teletype of similar vintage. The connection speed between the Livermore and the remote Hayes Smartmodem is 110 bits per second.

Introduction music composed by Sovarozum

Special thanks to :

Rick Munro - Inspirational stories during his time at the Canadian Press

Wayne Durkee - Teletype Mechanic - restored all three ASR-33s

Bill Degnan - Helped with interfacing the ASR-33 Teletype


The opening banner image is taken from: http://www.webat25.org/media-center

It was modified from a still image to the painted motion version seen in the video.

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