Tim Berners-Lee’s World Web Source Code sold for $ 5.4 million on Wednesday in the form of a non-usable badge (NFT)
Sotheby’s in New York organized the weekly sale of the program that paved the way for the Internet we know today more than 30 years after its creation.
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The batch included an animated version of Berners-Lee’s nearly 10,000 lines of code and a letter from the British computer scientist himself.
In 1989, while working at CERN in Geneva, Berners-Lee envisioned an information exchange system that would allow scientists to access data from anywhere in the world. Name the new World Wide Web (WWW).
In 1990 and 1991, he wrote the program that created the first Internet browser, laying the practical foundations for the Web.