WorldWideWeb wide-area hypertext app available

From the newsgroup archives. On Tuesday, 20th August 1991 at 7am, Tim Berners-Lee announces the world wide web in a typically understated yet slightly hyperbolic fashion.

This project is experimental and of course comes without any warranty whatsoever. However, it could start a revolution in information access. We are currently using WWW for user support at CERN. We would be very interested in comments from anyone trying WWW, and especially those making other data available, as part of a truly world-wide web.

I’m sure Tim’s very pleased with the progress of the revolution.