Slashdot has reported it, but it's worth echoing - ten years ago today
It had the basically good underlying architecture due in large part to TimBL,
and Andreessen's magic extra: the
IMG tag - Web pages
Web purists sneered then, and maybe some still do, but the arrival of
pictures was (and remains)
The world in general and I in particular both owe these guys considerable
thanks, because the Web is better than what came before, and, for the moment,
better than the alternatives.
I got on the Web sometime in 1994 via a 9600-baud modem, and got down to serious Web programming in November of that year, and I haven't stopped since then, and I'm not planning to.