Do you remember it? First time you saw, in real life, what you had heard people talking about? The Internet.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember if it was in late 1995 or early 1996, but I distinctly recall an optional meeting where the IT guy would present this new thing called Internet. It sounded cool, so I went, and man am I glad I did! When he entered some words into a text field and clicked search, suddenly results and information about what he typed in instantly showed up on the screen! For me, growing up with encyclopedias ordered per alphabetical letters (A-C, D-F etc), to have access to so much information was mind-boggling. And it still is!
I was working in the Customer Service department in a company with several hundred employees, and we had one computer connected to Internet in the company, placed in the Sales department office. I remember sneaking into their office after my working hours, and before I went home, just to surf around and take in all the information and impressions that were there. I was as spellbound as a small child, and to this day, I still am. 🙂
When was your first encounter with the Internet?