This morning I received the following message from my mother:
@silvertje: Congrats! Take part in the world wide party. Today at 14:28h the www has existed in the Netherlands for twenty years.
I would like to celebrate this special occasion with a sneak preview into an assignment I did in high school on the internet. I wrote this piece on the internet in early 1995 with a classmate and I am planning on scanning the whole document and write a reflective piece on it as it is now already 13 years later.
A lot has happened since high school. Thirteen years later the fascination is still there and I am now an official so-called “Internet Researcher.” So thank you Internets!
More background reading in Dutch on the Trouw newspaper website: Het web bestaat twintig jaar
9 thoughts on “Happy 20th Birthday Dutch Internet!”
Leuk die screenshots, ben benieuwd naar je werkstuk. In 1995 had ik volgens mij nog niet eens een computer. Laat staan interesse in computers en internet :)
I am a sucker for old network maps. :)
Zie je dat bovenste stipje op de kaart van Nederland? Daar ontdekte ik zestien jaar geleden het internet! :-)
Nice, I was connected both through LUW and TUNIX. The map brings back memories, doesn’t it?