Talk:Les Horribles Cernettes

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Les Horribles Cernettes ("The Horrible CERN girls") ...

Is it in French or Spanish? What is the correct pronunciation and accent? Thanks! --Anonymous Fan of the first girls on the Web who uses a GNUstep desktop that looks almost identical to the one Tim was using when he created the Web -- what a small world. :-)

French, of course ! Why should it be Spanish ?
The pronunciation is "lez oRibl sèRnèt" (in phonétic alphabet) Rama 15:52, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

poor documentation of photo[edit]

Both the photo of the group in the article and the referenced (linked in the text) first image ever clicked on the World Wide Web are not adequately documented. None of the Cernettes included in either are identified! Can anyone identify them? WP should certainly include this information if it is to meet its intended goals. (Bet the Brittanica doesn't even have a picture!) Can anyone help? 06:33, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

ask Silvano de Gennaro. Rama 16:17, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
I've always been told that on this particular picture, Tim Berners-Lee was disguise as on of the Cernettes. Is this an urban legend ? (talk) 19:37, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Merge from First image on the Web[edit]

I suggest that the above-linked article be merged to this one. --Tony Sidaway 19:58, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Photograph not image[edit]

The website does not claim the Cernettes picture was the first image on the web. It claims that it was the first photo. Tim Berners-Lee has stated that the first edition of the web browser (December 1990), was capable of displaying images[1] Bwithh 22:43, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I've removed what I consider to be original research--a deduction in the article apparently based on a certain reading of Berners-Lee's description of the first WorldWideWeb application. The claim about the Cernettes is documented and need not be explicitly evaluated at this time. It's enough to report it. --Tony Sidaway 16:18, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Furthermore, Silvano de Gennaro does not claim that it was the first image on the web, but rather, "the first picture ever to be clicked on in a web browser". (emphasis mine) There is a difference. Of course, it could simply be inexact language on the part of de Gennaro. What we really need is for TBL to step in and set the record straight. I find it hard to believe that TBL didn't do some experimentation with other images he had at hand while developing the technology. Rocinante9x 17:27, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Proposed move of LHC dab page[edit]

I've proposed moving LHC to LHC (disambiguation) to allow LHC to redirect to Large Hadron Collider with an appropriate {{this}} transclusion. I'm notifying editors of each of the pages linked from the current dab page to help generate discussion from interested parties. The discussion can be found at Talk:LHC#Requested move. -- Mark Chovain 01:11, 14 April 2008 (UTC)


According to the article titled "Physicists Discover Another Unifying Force: Doo-Wop", the band was originally named simply "Cernettes" and renamed "Les Horribles Cernettes" only later. Since that name is supposed to be a tribute to the Large Hadron Collider, it would be mysterious if "Les Horribles Cernettes" had been the band founded under that name (as the article currently implies) as the Large Hadron Collider wasn't even in its planning stages at the time, as far as I'm aware. Or is there something I'm missing? --Florian Blaschke (talk) 16:05, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Obviously they were renamed before 1992 since we have the photograph to prove it! -- cheers, Michael C. Price talk 16:43, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Not necessarily before 1992, it could also have been in 1992, just before the picture was uploaded. So they were founded as "Cernettes" in 1990 and renamed "Les Horribles Cernettes" sometime later, obviously at some point in the period spanning 1990–1992. Right? That's what I've been saying all along. The Large Hadron Collider wasn't around in 1990; I don't know when its eventual name was decided but 1990 would have been awfully early to name anything after it. But the article makes it appear as if the band had always been named "Les Horribles Cernettes". --Florian Blaschke (talk) 01:54, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Could that name have been invented just before the picture was uploaded? Probably by the uploader himself? Silvano de Gennaro said Tim Berners-Lee asked him for a few scanned photos of "the CERN girls", and I scanned some photos on my Mac, but the image isn't a scan only, it contains "photoshopping". --androl (talk) 15:34, 2 August 2013 (UTC)