Mink Machine

Mink Machine turns 20 years old

20 years ago, I wrote the first lines of HTML code on this site. It was written in Emacs on a Solaris workstation and viewed in Mosaic, since this was before Netscape and Internet Explorer were even released. It seems I even had a webpage before Microsoft did.

The World Wide Web as such turned 25 this year, since Tim Berners-Lee sent a proposal to his boss at CERN on March 10, 1989. During this latest quarter-century, I’ve seen the web transform the world in many ways. It’s been a fascinating ride and I’m in awe to be living in these times.

Over the last ten years I’ve written over 400 entries and published more than 2600 photos. As well as writing over 300 movie reviews at Dubbeldissarklubben. Even though blogging has gone into a decline over the last years, both on a global scale as well as my own writing, it’s been a great ride. Here’s looking at you, site.

URL in sand Sending the message.

3 comments

  • avatar
    Johan
    24 Aug, 2014

    Hip hip hurray!
    Have you saved anything from the first web pages you made?

  • avatar
    Lunicrax
    24 Aug, 2014

    Hepp! Men DDK har inte uppdaterats pa 4 ar!! Jag antar att du sett film sen dess, sa var ar dissningarna?

  • avatar
    25 Aug, 2014

    Johan: I might have saved one or two pixels on a floppy somewhere. :)

    Lunicrax: Jag ser massor av film, men tröttnade på alla hatmail som strömmade in till DDK…

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