Inventor Of Internet: I Never Expected Cats Would Be Such A Big Deal

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03.13.14 5 Comments

In case you haven’t heard, yesterday was the Internet’s 25th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INTERNET! To celebrate the occasion, Tim Berners-Lee, the man widely credited as the inventor of the internet, participated in a Reddit AMA. When asked what his biggest surprise was in regards to the World Wide Web thing he created, Berners-Lee acknowledged the internet’s unrelenting obsession with cats.

Q: “What was one of the things you never thought the internet would be used for, but has actually become one of the main reasons people use the internet?”

Berners-Lee: “Kittens”

Q: “Did you ever post a picture of your cat?”

Berners-Lee: “Dog: Yes, Cat: No.”

Regardless, the now-wealthy owners of Maru and Grumpy Cat would like to thank Tim Berners-Lee for his invention, in addition to everyone who loves free porn.

(Via The Independent)

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Brett has been a New York Times contributing writer, a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News, and a writer/editor at Gawker Media. Brett has also written for Esquire, Yahoo! Sports, Deadspin, Complex, Gourmet, Hazlitt, Animal, Gambit, and Dealbreaker.

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