Happy birthday to you
Yesterday marked the 25th birthday of the internet. The scary thing for me was turning to my colleague who wasn't born in 1989 and has no recollection of a world without the world wide web.
I'm reminded of a stand-up comic (alas I cannot remember their name) who jests along the lines.
Imagine going back in time to the 1970s and telling the people that you meet that in a few decades time they will be able to hold a device in their hands from which they will be able to access the sum of human knowledge but instead it is far more likely they will use it to look at cute pictures of cats doing the funniest things.
Today we use the internet for so many different things; our jobs, shopping, online banking, checking those elusive facts in an all-important pub discussion, etc. But what did we used to use it for when it first existed?
The first time I used the internet was in Ferndown public library to research an essay on Wuthering Heights. Do you remember your first time?