Once upon a time, the web was a space where only the geeks could play, but because of the geeks choosing to share, PHP has created an environment that gives almost everyone the ability to share stories and information, regardless of our technical ability.

Once upon a time, to create a website folks needed to understand HTML and hosting and a lot of technical bits (which are wonderful and important and shouldn’t be trivialized) but what we have now is the ability to put our thoughts onto a screen and share them across the world without having to consider the infrastructure that makes it possible.

And that is something that fills me with joy and gratitude.

And so, to all who have done anything with this language that began as a way to program a personal home page, well done, and thank you.