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Happy birthday, web, and many more

The web is 25 years old today. In its short existence it has transformed the way we play, learn, work and connect with each other. And yet, this is just the beginning. The web has the potential to transform the creative process.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee used his creativity when on March 12, 1989 he submitted his proposal for the World Wide Web and gifted it to the world as an open and free standard.

Today, two people in five have access to the web. That’s amazing, but we need the whole world to have equal, uncensored access. We must safeguard our privacy and personal freedom. We need to make sure that the web avoids fragmentation and remain a truly global resource. We all have a role to play in making sure we get the web we want and the web we deserve. As Sir Tim said, “This is for everyone.”

The web has made our planet more connected than ever. It has helped spread information, knowledge and ideas that can make the world a better place.

Within us all is the power to make a difference through our imagination and creativity.

We are all born creative. We all start as fearless explorers banging on pots and pans. We are all artists who have created masterpieces with our fingers dipped in paint.

More than ever we need creativity to solve our most challenging problems. And the web can eliminate the friction in the creative process.

The creative process is fundamentally collaborative and the web can enable connected creativity. The web can make it easier to be inspired by discovering and building on ideas from your neighbor next door or from across the world.

You can do truly remarkable things today on the web. And yet, it needs to be an even more expressive canvas. We’ve barely scratched the surface.

At Adobe, we’re passionate about building the best tools in the world for creative people. We believe in the potential for the web to transform the creative process. We’re looking forward to continue contributing to this grand enterprise.

The web has come a long way in its short existence, but there is so much more to do.

Let’s make it happen.

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