Illustration for article titled The First Ever Proposal for the Web Was Judged Vague, But Exciting

Great ideas aren't always recognised as such at first. But when Tim Berners-Lee submitted to his boss the first proposal for what would become the web, everyone knew that something special was in the making.


Berners-Lee submitted the document to his boss at CERN, Mike Sendall, in the March of 1989. A hard copy of it still exists, and on the front page, Sendall has scrawled the words:

"Vague, but exciting..."

Which, in many ways, is how the internet remains today. You can read a full copy of Berners-Lee's original proposal here. [CERN via TechDirt]

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