Creator of the web never expected it to be used for ‘kittens’

On this date in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal outlining what would ultimately become the World Wide Web. He took time to reflect on his monumental invention during a Reddit AMA today. “25 years later, I’m amazed to see the many great things it’s achieved – transforming the way we talk, share and create,” wrote Berners-Lee. Another thing he’s amazed to see? “Kittens.” That was the answer he provided when asked to name one thing he never envisioned the web being used for. Berners-Lee also said — as he has previously — that he almost called the World Wide Web by another name: the Mine of Information. “None had quite the right ring,” Berners-Lee said of the rejected names, which also included The Information Mine and The…

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