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This NeXT workstation (a NeXTcube) was used by Tim Berners-Lee as the first Web server on the World Wide Web. It is shown here as displayed in 2005 at Microcosm, the public science museum at CERN (where Berners-Lee was working in 1991 when he invented the Web).

The document resting on the keyboard is a copy of "Information Management: A Proposal," which was Berners-Lee's original proposal for the World Wide Web.

The partly peeled off label on the cube itself has the following text: "This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER IT DOWN!!"

Just below the keyboard (not shown) is a label which reads: "At the end of the 80s, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web using this Next computer as the first Web server."

The book is "Enquire Within upon Everything", which TBL describes on page one of his book Weaving the Web as "a musty old book of Victorian advice I noticed as a child in my parents' house outside London". (Text that is almost legible in the high resolution picture: 750. Diuretics, 756. Diaphoretics, 761. Expectorants, 765. Ginger)

This is a new upload by Coolcaesar of the original JPEG file on en:September 22, en:2008 directly to Commons in response to continued vandalism of the original.
Date en:August 10, en:2005
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Author User:Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia
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  • 22:06, 14 August 2005 . . Coolcaesar (Talk) . . 1000x750 (281253 bytes) (This NeXT workstation (a NeXTcube) was used by Tim Berners-Lee as the first Web server on the World Wide Web. Today, it is kept in Microcosm, the public museum at the Meyrin site of CERN, in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.) this is the first web server computer which was presented by the USA in London.


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current20:12, 30 May 2010Thumbnail for version as of 20:12, 30 May 20102,048 × 1,536 (957 KB)Aavindraaremove spottiness, remove large flash, improve contrast
09:03, 22 September 2008Thumbnail for version as of 09:03, 22 September 20082,048 × 1,536 (952 KB)Coolcaesar{{Information |Description=This NeXT workstation (a NeXTcube) was used by Tim Berners-Lee as the first Web server on the World Wide Web. It is shown here as displayed at Microco
20:06, 12 August 2006Thumbnail for version as of 20:06, 12 August 20061,000 × 750 (541 KB)Wackymacsremoved blurring...cloning pattern so that the flash shine is removed properly without looking weird
08:19, 12 August 2006Thumbnail for version as of 08:19, 12 August 20061,000 × 750 (522 KB)Wackymacsremoved blemishes, spots using Photoshop clone/stamp tool...looks much better now
12:54, 8 December 2005Thumbnail for version as of 12:54, 8 December 20051,000 × 750 (176 KB)VanGoremanipulated; source from ''2:12, 30 October 2005 . . Romanm . . 1000x750 (281253 bytes) (from :en:Image:First Web Server.jpg)''; I have smeard the refelction of the flash
22:12, 30 October 2005Thumbnail for version as of 22:12, 30 October 20051,000 × 750 (275 KB)Romanmfrom en:Image:First Web Server.jpg

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