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How do you sing happy birthday to a computer? Or, more specifically, how do you sing happy birthday to a system of hyperlinked files accessible, by the internet, that live inside your computer (and phone, and tablet, and so on)? It is, after all, the World Wide Web's 25th birthday.


Once upon a time, Tim Berners-Lee took the concept of Hypercard and turned it into a world of networked pages. Then there was the first website ever — a boring but clean and well-lit place that started with the title "World Wide Web".


Yesterday's Olympic opening ceremony was a hallucinatory ode to western history, questionable British music, a giant baby, David Beckham's body, and — amid the athletic sprawl — one of the greatest geeks of all time.


Tim "I helped invent the Internet" Berners-Lee testified before a federal jury earlier this week, tearing into the validity of a key patent Eolas Technologies' was exploiting to sue multiple web companies for $US600 million. He must have been persuasive because the court took mere hours to reach its decision.