World Wide Web Source Code NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee earned the name Father of the Web when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Over 30 years later, the English computer scientist is selling a piece of that historical moment in an upcoming auction with Sotheby's. Titled "This Changed Everything," the sale includes a copy of the original source code as a non-fungible token. The highest bidder will receive the time-stamped files signed by Sir Time, along with a 30-minute animation of the 9,555 lines of code, a letter from the creator, and a digital poster of the full code from the original files using Python, which includes the three protocols still used today — HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), and URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers), as well as HTML instructions for early web users. The sale will be open from June 23-30.

Photos: Sotheby's

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