Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Reel Foto Blog 1st Year Anniversary and the 1st image on the Internet


A year ago this week, the Reel Foto Blog was born on an unassuming rant extolling the genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson. One year on, the blog continues to rant on the genius of photography itself. To celebrate this moment of firsts, here is a little bit of trivia: The above picture holds the distinction of being the first photographic image published on the Internet.

The image is that of CERN employees/pop group "Le Horribles Cernettes" nicknamed the LHC (a play on the initials of the Large Hadron Collider). The picture was uploaded in 1992 on the request of Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the World Wide Web). As LHC singer Silvano de Gennaro put it, "How was I to know that I was passing an historical milestone, as the one above was the first picture ever to be clicked on in a web browser!"

More information on "Les Horribles Cernettes" and the story behind the first picture on the internet over here and here.

13 comments:

D4 said...

Congratulations! :)

Fang said...

Goes without saying some scientific institute got the first image online, but this is just hilarious. Really cool!

The Angry Lurker said...

Congrats sir and a bit of trivia I never knew!

R said...

Congrats and this looks funny!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Happy Blog Anniversary to my favorite photo blogger!

Ray Rousell said...

Happy Blog Birthday for yesterday!! and a useful bit of pub quiz trivia!!

Shutterbug said...

happy blog-versary!

Interwebs Fails said...

Congratulations!
Also, sexy nerds.

MRanthrope said...

so even from it's beginnings, the internet was meant to ogle images of women. =p

T. Roger Thomas said...

Happy Anniversary!

Damon said...

congrats :D
nice post

G said...

congratz - what a year its been

r.alsharif said...

Happy Blogversarry! :D

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