And open -- that is, non-proprietary -- standards, too. No secret blend of herbs and spices here. We'd certainly no Web as we know it. Not even close.
Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the deed of software by CERN -- "the supercollider people" -- for the software that makes the Web work.
Here's the "birth certificate".
The BBC marked the anniversary last year. I think that observation bears repeating.