Wednesday 8 September 2004 12.35pm
> Good grief, there was no internet in 1991, and
> our Glorious Editor was surely still in short
> trousers at the time!
Oops, of course should have said 2001 in my original post.
But there was a long established internet in 1991 - with a character based user interface and strange file transfer protocols that I have long forgotten. It was just the world wide web that a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye.
Back in 1994, an old university friend demonstrated some of the first web pages to me at CERN in Geneva, where he was working on message encryption.
I'm afraid to say that unlike my friend, I couldn't see the commercial potential for e-commerce. Suffice to say that very good vintage Veuve Clicquot was on offier at his wedding five years later when he was a paper millionaire several times over.
Moral - never take investment advice from Lang
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