Netscape; goodbye old friend

Netscape; goodbye old friend

Netscape OfficesOnce upon a time I decided to check out this thing called the World Wide Web. I bought a modem, signed up with a local Internet Service Provider and borrowed a disk from a friend with software to ‘browse’ the Web. That piece of software was called Netscape.

Since then a lot has happened. On February 1, 2008 AOL will stop supporting Netscape. It is the end of an era and I think everybody who got online before 1999 feels kind of sad (and old?) when they hear about it.

As a small tribute to an old friend I am proudly displaying this button, one last time:

Browse with Netscape!

Obviously this is big news so expect a lot of articles about it on- and offline in the following weeks. Here is a small selection:

Official Netscape Blog: End of Support for Netscape web browsers
http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape-web-browsers/

BBC News: Web icon set to be discontinued
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7163547.stm

Techcrunch: A Sad Milestone: AOL To Discontinue Netscape Browser Development
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/12/28/a-sad-milestone-aol-to-discontinue-netscape-browser-development/

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