Decidedly mundane…

Tim Berners-Lee’s Webserver

This could very well be the world’s first web-server, guys. Doesn’t look like much, huh?

This NeXT workstation (a NeXTcube) was used by Tim Berners-Lee as the first Web server on the World Wide Web. Today, it is kept in Microcosm, the public museum at the Meyrin site of CERN, in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

The document resting on the keyboard is a copy of “Information Management: A Proposal,” which was Berners-Lee’s original proposal for the World Wide Web.

The label on the cube itself has the following text: “This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER IT DOWN!!”

First-ever Web Server from boingboing

2 Responses to “Tim Berners-Lee’s Webserver”

  1. having allowed to run an actual server beyond the server room is priceless :)

  2. @ mirage:
    Well, you have to admit that it was way before the Internet’s heyday. Hell, even the Google guys sucked up all the campus’ bandwidth right into their servers in their own room.

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