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Happy Birthday WWW

2013-04-30 16:55:51.759957+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

It's the 20th anniversary of the WWW. And at some point back in 1993 1994 [Edit: I just checked the software itself and discovered the first release was May 2nd, 1994], Meuon and I were building a real estate information BBS, needed a format for unstructured neighborhood data. Robert Wilson had been talking about this "HTML" thing he'd been running across recently, and I decided to use that in the hypertext browser.

So, yes, in 1993 I wrote an HTML browser called "Hyper!" that ran in the TBBS/TDBS online environment, and outputted to RIP or ANSI terminals.

Let nobody tell you that early adoption is an automatic path to success.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-01 11:22:06.022291+00 by: meuon

Awesome Priceless Memories. We also lost (were way ahead of market) on "Web Based Mail Interface" and all kinds of other things that later others made fortunes with.

For those that don't understand the "Dan Magic"tm involved: At that time there were no libraries, tools, or extra anything to parse and handle HTML. Dan wrote it all from scratch in a language and environment so limited that most programmers today could not comprehend how to use it for anything.