Happy 25th birthday, www

Evening Times WWW articleToday marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web… or rather 25 years since it was first proposed by Tim Berners-Lee. It took another five years for the first graphical web browser, Mosaic, to emerge, which was right around the time that I first got a modem and dialled up… to Compuserve.

I was honoured to be asked to write what the web means to me personally for today’s Evening Times — I even managed to squeeze a reference to Japanese sex into my article.

The print clipping is shown on this post (click for larger version), but to read the full thing it’s easier to go straight to the Evening Times site. My piece starts about half way down…

Evening Times: How the web changed the world