Once 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:
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
BBC News: Web icon set to be discontinued
Techcrunch: A Sad Milestone: AOL To Discontinue Netscape Browser Development