The First Photo Ever Uploaded To The Internet
It was taken by Silvano de Gennaro, an IT developer at European research institute CERN who managed the all-female parody pop group, who were also employees of CERN, Les Horribles Cernettes.
Almost 20 years ago, de Gennaro took the picture using a Canon EOS 650 for Les Horribles Cernettes—that features Angela Higney, Michele de Gennaro, Colette Marx-Neilsen, and Lynn Veronneau—digitally altered it in Photoshop 1.0, and intended to use it as a CD cover image.
The photo was passed to fellow CERN employee and Cernettes fan, British computer scientist, MIT professor and inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee.
Despite it being a Photoshop disaster, the photo's historical significance cannot be ignored.
The first photo ever uploaded to the internet:
The original image:
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