Google Doodle celebrates 30 years of World Wide Web, walks us down memory lane

Google is celebrating the 30th birth anniversary of the World Wide Web with an evocative doodle.

The doodle takes us back in time and reminds us of how things were like in the early years.

British physicist Tim Berners-Lee, on March 12, 1989, while working for Europe’s physics lab CERN, proposed a decentralised system of information management which eventually signaled the birth of the World Wide Web which is currently being used by millions of people all over the globe.

Lee’s proposal had a system of hypertext links, the possibility of clicking keywords on one page and being led directly to the page dedicated to them, thus connecting to other pages.

While commemorating the 30th birth anniversary of World Wide Web (www, Google with its doodle illustrates this technology milestone with an animation showing block graphics that were common earlier.

A globe in the center renders slowly on a desktop monitor to take us back to a slower download speed era.

“Not to be confused with the internet, which had been evolving since the 1960s, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL “addresses,” and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP”, says Google in a blog post.

Meanwhile, in a letter published on Monday, Tim Berners-Lee hailed the opportunities the web had created, giving marginalised groups a voice and making daily life easier.

However, he warned saying, “it has also created an opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crimes easier to commit”.