The World Wide Web officially turns 16 today. The first publicly-available web server hosted a few HTML pages back in 1990, and thus was born the WWW.

It’s hard to believe it’s only been that long. Today the Web is everywhere, and has enormous influence in everything from the corporate world to entertainment to writing simple research papers. It even provides me with a way to earn a living!

Happy birthday, Web. It’ll be interesting to see what the next 16 years bring us.