On December 12, 1991, physicist Paul Kunz installed the first Web server in America on an IBM mainframe computer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Designed to give physicists around the world access to the university’s vast catalog of physics research information, Kunz had no idea then that the technology would spawn a new way of communication, commerce and communities for people worldwide. The full story behind the beginning of the World Wide Web, including the pivotal role that the NeXT Cube played in its inception, is recounted in a Stanford news release.