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Jemima Kiss of The Guardian recently wrote, “It is nearly 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his initial proposal for a distributed information system based on hypertext, in March 1989. ‘Vague, but exciting,’ was how supervisor Mike Sendall greeted the idea, proposed to help connect the work of several thousand atom-smashing scientists, researchers and administrators at Cern – the European home of nuclear research and the large hadron collider. The plan was a non-linear organisation system based on hypertext –quite the hot topic in late 80s computing circles – that would improve on the previous system that let documents be stored and printed. ‘A linked system,’ wrote Berners-Lee, ‘would allow one to browse through concepts, documents, systems and authors, also allowing references between documents to be stored’.” Read more