Take home an “autographed” version of the original WWW source code…if you have a few spare millions lying around.
Bidding for Source Code for the WWW, an NFT by World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has hit $2.8 million.
Sotheby’s is auctioning the non-fungible token. The auction closes on Wednesday.
It’s an interesting piece of digital art representing one of the more important inventions of our time. I’m referring to the WWW, not NFTs. Yet, the auction price is more about excitement about NFTs than it is about the WWW.
The bidder will take home a copy of the original source code, an animated visualization of the code being written, an SVG file of the full code, and a letter written in the README.md file (in “markdown” format) by Berners-Lee in June of 2021, reflecting upon the code and his process of creating it.
Of course, if you want to get this stuff without paying for it, you can visit the auction page today and save it to your hard drive.
The only thing missing is the “autograph”, which is how Berners-Lee views what he is selling: an autographed version of code of the first web browser.