Stuart Ian Burns Blogger

The first time I used the internet was in the first year of my BA (Hons) Information Studies course at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1993. The computer labs were running old 386 PCs and although there was an email system, I don't think they had Windows yet. That didn't stop me opening the Telnet application which had been installed for the Computer Science students and experimenting with commands until I was able to access a text representation of the web, even searching using Lycos. The first website I looked at was about Babylon 5, I think, though all I could enjoy with this slow loading text was a short episode guide and the bracketed word [image] where a .gif of G'Kar or Ivanava should have been [inspired by].

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