May 30 2008   3:30PM GMT

Cern rocks on YouTube – the WWW band

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Downtime wonders if, when Tim Berners Lee first had his lightbulb moment about the worldwide web, he had any inkling of the curious delights Web 2.0 held in store.
Doowop singers, Les Horribles Cernettes – who derived their name from their employer, the Cern laboratory in Switzerland – were the first band to have an internet page. It’s probably safe to say this was no coincidence (the worldwide web was apparently built in the room next to the one they rehearsed in), and so it is absolutely fitting they have taken the next logical step and posted a video of the band performing on YouTube. It seems the girl band – who cover the usual rock’n’roll clichés of colliders, quarks and antiprotons – have also made a podcast for the BBC.

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