Happy 25th Birthday, World Wide Web. Have some cake with Captain Picard.

Today is the World Wide Web's 25th birthday. So we thought we'd grab some cake...

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Maybe even play with some gifts...

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And be grateful for the connectivity Sir Timothy Berner-Lee's invention has brought us.

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Even if it can sometimes be a scary place...

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The Internet has brought us plenty of laughs...

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and achievements we applaud, like allowing us to share goofy gifs of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and First Officer William Riker with friends we've never even met in person.

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So thanks for joining The Switch in celebrating the network that lets you read us everyday. Bye now.

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Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.

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