The First Photo Ever Put On The Internet Is Not What You May Think

| July 11, 2012 | Reply

I think about what the first photo on the internet would be, I think of some test image that was taken by a nerd and processed and scanned. While part of that may be true, the photo isn’t of some computer or data center. It’s a group of women who were part of a comedy act in the 80′s and 90′s. Tim Berners-Lee was working on this new version of the internet that would include images and needed an image to test. At the same time an IT developer was playing around with Photoshop 1.0 trying to make an album cover for Les Horrible Cernettes, the ladies in the photo. Because the image was already scanned to digital format and available for Berners-Lee to use, it was. It’s not a great story, but we are coming up on the 20th anniversary of the first image coming to the internet.

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