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Saturday was the 30th anniversary of the launch of Mosaic

A screenshot of an old web browser home page. It has several links of black text with blue-linked words scattered throughout. It has the word Mosaic at the top.
)riginal NCSA Mosaic™ Version 1.0 web browser home page. NCSA website

In 1993, the relatively new National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois released Mosaic onto the World Wide Web as the first widely available browser.

Developed by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina, and helped along by a National Science Foundation grant, it remained in existence for just four years before Microsoft licensed it for the development of Internet Explorer. Andreeson went on to be one of the founders of Netscape.

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