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Gavin Greig [userpic]

It was 20 years ago today…

May 1st, 2013 (12:29 am)
current location: KY16 8SX

…that the World Wide Web entered the public domain. I’m pretty sure I first used it later that year when I returned to university in Dundee (along with ever-more-occasional Gopher use).

By the time I was looking for a job three years later, the Web was so much of a part of how I worked as a developer that I dreaded the possibility of working for a company that wasn’t connected. Luckily, that didn’t happen, although all we had was a 28k modem – with a timer on the power socket so that it cut off outside working hours and therefore kept the phone bills down.

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Posted by: myceliumme (myceliumme)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2013 11:05 pm (UTC)

I recall use of the internet (bullletin boards, IIRC) being demonstrated on a BBC micro during 3rd year of my degree (1987-1988). Of course, it had to be done before the US awoke each day.

I recall setting up my employer's first web stuff around 1996. Of course, this memory is not to be trusted.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)

My first encounter with e-mail was in 1985, but anything more would probably have been at least five years later, and maybe not until 1993 (can't remember now).

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