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First image on the web was….

Today we have web 2.0 with so much stuff on it. But there was time when all this began and even images were a novelty. The story of the first image served on the world-wide-web (WWW) is pretty interesting. People involved did not realize the significance of what they had done!

Silvano de Gennaro gave a friend this picture below and it became the first on the web.

Back in 1992, after their show at the CERN Hardronic Festival, my colleague Tim Berners-Lee asked me for a few scanned photos of “the CERN girls” to publish them on some sort of information system he had just invented, called the “World Wide Web”. I had only a vague idea of what that was, but I scanned some photos on my Mac and FTPed them to Tim’s now famous “info.cern.ch”. How was I to know that I was passing an historical milestone, as the one above was the first picture ever to be clicked on in a web browser!”

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