On Slashdot I read that today is the Tenth Birthday Of The World Wide Web. Hurah! More info on A Little History of the World Wide Web. "17 May (1991) Presentation to "C5" Committee. General release of WWW on central CERN machines." This indicates that the Web was released to the world at large on May 17, 1991. Congrats to you all. Also, if I remember correctly, Arpanet originated in 1969. So in 8 years we can celebrate it's 40th (!) birthday.