15 years ago : The World Wide Web was born

On the 30th April 1993, Tim Berners-Lee and a colleague convinced the CERN management to release some codes in the public domain; these few lines turned out to be the most important lines of codes in the history of computing.

What the researcher released gave birth to the what we know as the World Wide Web; 15 years later, more than 165 million websites have been recorded by Internet Research hub, Netcraft, and words and expressions like like Information highway, surfing the net or web are now part of our common vocabulary.

Although Tim Berners-Lee, who is now acknowledged as the father of the World Wide Web, started working on the internet in 1989, it is the decision to free the WWW - rather than trying to commercialise it - that make it a planetary success.

In an interview to the BBC, Berners-Lee noted that the Web is still in its infancy as it seems that we've barely scratched the surface of what this revolution could bring to humanity in terms of information sharing and cultural shift.

"The web", says Tim Berners-Lee,"has been a tremendous tool for people to do a lot of good even though you can find bad stuff out there".