the first pic on the web
July 18th marks the 20th anniversary of the first picture uploaded to the World Wide Web.
Pictures were sent via email on the internet previously, but this one was the first one uploaded to the Web that could be seen by all.
Wouldn't mind a cent for every photo that's been uploaded since.... think that would keep me happy.... [e digicons][/e]
The group of ladies were lab employees who worked for CERN, a research lab in Geneva where major discoveries have been made, including the project that started the World Wide Web, and more recently, the discovery of the Higgs boson.
The internet's creator was looking to test a Web system that could support photos and asked the IT developer to provide an image.
Part of the reason the upload was so revolutionary was because the Internet was previously seen as a place for conducting serious business, not having fun. They could have had no clue what they were about to open the lid on, it's amazing how it has changed our way of life.
Here's the photo...... and the story behind the photo.... link...