Imagine a life without the Internet today! An Internet-less world is almost impossible nowadays, but three decades ago, it was the reality. However, though the Internet existed before, exactly 30 years ago, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee came up with his master plan of the World Wide Web, changing our lives forever. Netizens, a term which wouldn’t have existed if not for the Internet and World Wide Web, went nostalgic as the platform on which their lives depend, achieved the milestone.
Twitterati reminisced about the time they used dial-up to connect to the Internet during the initial phases and how it used to 'irritatingly cut out a lot' and make the 'most annoying sound.' Many conveyed their gratitude to the platform, using dialogues and stills from movies like ‘Munnabhai MMBS’ and the recent ‘Kalank’ teaser. Star World shared stills from ‘Game of Thrones’ to blame it for spoilers, while some quipped how the World Wide Web would've face mid-life crisis and had its mother wanting it to get married on turning 30, if it was a person.
Here are some of the most interesting reactions.
Google, which plays a crucial role on the World Wide Web, had honoured the platform and its creator with an interesting doodle and brilliantly illustrated its history. Check it out here: