My Internet Anniversary


I noticed this week that I recently past the milestone of the 20th anniversary of my first public Internet post in 1991. This was the same year that the first ever web page was published by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN.

My first verifiable post was to a Usenet newsgroup (now commonly known as Google Groups) on 6th March 1991. It was my first post on the public Internet, although I had also been active on the Fidonet BBS network for some time before then.

I’d love to say that my first post was about something terribly profound or academically significant, but in fact it was incredibly frivolous and befitting of a boozy student.

As an exercise for the reader – can you find it? 🙂

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