16 March 2010
Tim Berners-Lee's first draft on what we would come to know as the World Wide Web has fascinated me for years.
It is a simple paper, like thousands written around the world every day. A diagram illustrates how 'Mesh', the first name the creator of the web dreamt up for his new invention, would work.
When Berners-Lee was awarded his honorary doctorate from the Open University of Catalonia in 2008, he recalled that then-director of CERN, Mike Sendall, kept one of the original copies with a note he pencilled in himself, defining the web project as “vague, but exciting.”