How I found one of the earliest browsers in history

Pablo Fernandez

Yesterday, the web celebrated its 25th birthday and to join in, I want a little story. A couple of years ago I found a NeXTcube. I’m not going to say where it is to avoid vandalism, but this is the story. Sir Tim Berners-Lee coded the earliest version of the web in his NeXTcube workstation when he was working at CERN, so, I was always interested in this machines, from a historical/playful point of view.

The cube that was in front of me was more or less abandoned and I asked the owner if I could play with it. He was very reticent but I was more relentless and I got to play with it. He told me that Next computer belonged, at one point, to CERN and that it has not been used since then. I decided to explore it.

The first interesting thing I found was a file…

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2 thoughts on “How I found one of the earliest browsers in history

  1. Hey I don’t know if you still use this blog but I noticed clubbing on the fingers of whoever was holding the pen in those photos for the post about handwriting. If they were your hands, most likely seeing as you are left handed, then you may have a heart condition, as juvenile arthritis is very unlikely to cause clubbing. Clubbing may also be a result of heavy drinking. If you have already been diagnosed with something such as this, you should disregard me. If not, I recommend you see a doctor. Please email me with an update.

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