Sir Tim Berners Lee, the creator of the world wide web has apologised for the forward slashes in website addresses saying that they were in fact “unnecessary”.
At the time, nobody could have imagined that world wide web would be so vast, that so many people would be using it, or even that so many people would be frustrated by two simple little symbols. He has also apologised for the fact that it has wasted people’s time, money, printing and paper.
We hadn’t really noticed to be honest so I’m sure that we won’t lose anymore sleep over it?!