Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy 25th Birthday, World Wide Web!

We've got way too many milestones coming down the tubes these days.  Here's comes another to cement our transition into old fogeyism (yes I invented that word).  Today the World Wide Web (not the Internet mind you) turns 25.

That kid's about to have some first time on the WWW.
I admit though I missed a few years.  I was finally exposed to the World Wide Web in 1994 when I started college at UVI.  That's right folks, I've been online for 20 whole years.  Where does the time go?  Got any bits of nostalgia you'd like to share?  Feel free to do so in the comment section.

1 comment:

  1. My first graduation from BBS's to the Internet was via Delphi text based online service. I was thrilled to finally be able to access Then I was presented with the opportunity to beta test a service called Sprynet. I received a cd with a winsock installer, a custom version of Mosaic, and IRC client and a newsreader/email client (I forget which brand?)
    The main thing I remember is that I spent way too much time in the IRC room and decided eventually that 'chat' was a horribly inefficient way to communicate. The world's changed a lot since but I'm still proud of the fact that I'm one of the few who actually USED "Gopher"!