The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN (for its acronym in French, Conseil European por la recherche nuclear), was where the path of the first image to reach the Internet began, According to a BBC note on the subject.
What’s funny is, the rise of photography that became a milestone for the technology a curious situation that has little or nothing to do with science.
First picture on the Internet: how was it?
The image of the women who were the first in the network corresponds to the music group ‘Les horribles sernets’., which created an aesthetic parody of the 50s.
These amateur artists worked at CERN and in 1989 came together to participate in a concert at CERN. Silvano de Gennaro organized the meeting in which one of these women became popular.
Recognition among the scientific community for the subject prompted him to perform at other festivals until 1992 as well.. They got to the point of recording an album and it’s even possible to watch them in a video on YouTube.
Silvano de Gennaro, husband of one of the members, saved the artist’s photo And the prospect of life prompted one of his friends to see him.
the man in question was Tim Berners-Lee, also known as the World Wide Web or www. known as the father of, who asked his colleague to scan the photo for uploading.
Berners-Lee created a page of CERN activities and uploaded what is usually described as the first photo uploaded to the Internet., although the BBC gives accurate information on the subject, as it is not entirely accurate.
“To begin with, the Internet existed before the Web (the Web is only one of the ways information can be transmitted over the Internet). And since the Web was created by physicists to share information, data has Scientific images are often included”, he indicated in his note, although he added that “Cernettes is, however, the first non-technical photograph uploaded to the net.”
The BBC admits in its text that this was the first photo that appeared on the Internet “for fun, not for work”, with which it can be seen that it emerges as a natural precursor. instagram.
“It was the picture that opened the web to life,” Silvano said of that postcard of the four women. That in the midst of a musical parody they went down in history as the first faces on the World Wide Web.