It is difficult for me to believe that I have been online for ten years now. The Internet itself has existed in one form or another for around 30 years, so I am not claiming any sort of records here. However, in the time that I have been online I have witnessed the Internet move away from the domain of education and research institutions into the commercial and public sphere. I have turned an interest that was once an obsession into a career. Finally I have found true love online.
Other pages exist to describe the technical history of the Internet. Instead, I will talk about 10 years of Internet history from a user’s perspective and relate it’s impact on my life.