First Web browser invented at CERN, Nexus (www) restored

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Martin Akolo Chiteri

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Feb 18, 2019, 8:59:45 AM2/18/19
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Hi all,

There is a project that has been running for the past one week at CERN, Geneva Switzerland to restore the origins of the distributed World-Wide Web system. It ended successfully last week with the deployment of a working emulator for the Nexus (originally named the World-Wide Web - www) browser for members of the general public https://home.cern/news/news/computing/developers-revive-first-web-browser-week-long-hackathon


More about the project https://cern.ch/worldwideweb

Personal notes from one of the developers, Remy Sharp:

Some photos from CERN's data centre, a must see for someone interested in extremely high performance computing (HPC) https://photos.app.goo.gl/SB6TM1Q1BnjjwDqv5

CHEERS!

Martin.

Martin Akolo Chiteri

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Mar 1, 2019, 12:18:05 PM3/1/19
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Fairly comprehensive coverage from the British Computing Society on recreating the prototype of the WorldWideWeb (Nexus) browser https://www.bcs.org/content-hub/cern-team-recreates-the-worldwideweb/

Martin.

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 6:54 AM <martin....@gmail.com> wrote:
The source code for the vintage World Wide Web’s browser prototype rebuilt last week is now available at CERN’s gitlab instance. Clone it, download it, tinker with it, crash it and so on ... https://gitlab.cern.ch/nexus-project/nexus-browser

Martin.

Martin Akolo Chiteri

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Mar 6, 2019, 11:56:35 AM3/6/19
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Dear all,

Next week there will be a formal event to mark 30 years since the proposal [ https://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal-msw.html ] for the World-Wide Web, the distributed hypertext system, was written at CERN [ https://home.cern/news/news/computing/web30-30-year-anniversary-invention-changed-world ]

You can host a viewing party by registering on the Webcast's page [ https://indico.cern.ch/event/774736/ ]

Martin.

Martin Akolo Chiteri

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Mar 16, 2019, 5:17:25 PM3/16/19
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The event to mark thirty years since the proposal for the World-Wide Web system was authored was held this week on Tuesday, 12th March 2019, at Geneva, CERN https://home.cern/news/news/computing/web30-reliving-history-and-rethinking-future

You can find the entire discussion thread during the 30-year anniversary celebrations for the World-Wide Web system invented at CERN available online for access by members of the general public https://youtu.be/pJrAUGpFnPw

A short video was made of the WorldWideWeb (Nexus) browser’s restoration project and the accompanying story-telling website at CERN that was worked on by nine hackers in February 11th - 15th, 2019 https://youtu.be/MbK6K8sRWLU

The original proposal for the Web was sonified (turned into sounds) by an LHC Physicist and a Music composer then given as a gift to Sir. Tim Berners-Lee at CERN's main auditorium on a magnetic tape inside a Sony walkman! Listen to it on this YouTube video https://youtu.be/sTPDjNqWd90

More photos from the #Web30 event can be found on CERN's document server https://cds.cern.ch/record/2665683

Lastly Sir. Tim Berners-Lee is leading a movement to restore the Web to its original design (decentralized, free of surveillance and exploitation / has real privacy, beneficial to all regardless of physical location and status in society, collaborative etc) based on its intentions when he first conceived of it. The project is called SOLID https://solid.inrupt.com/

A great weekend to all!

CHEERS!

Martin.

P.S: SOLID on medium https://medium.freecodecamp.org/an-introduction-to-solid-tim-berners-lees-new-re-decentralized-web-25d6b78c523b
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