It was that first web experience that prompted me to practically blackmail my parents into getting the family a PC. I'd been teaching myself to code websites on school computers (and was regularly punished for ignoring my studies as a result), and ultimately began ditching whole days at school to teach myself how to build websites on my own machine.
Ultimately I could develop full-size websites and (probably illegally, in retrospect) "borrowed" my grandma's credit card to buy my first domain name (I was about 15 so they wouldn't sell it to me).
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Adobe Flash based with webcam/video and audio/voice enabled.
I vividly remember that day because of how important it transpired to be.
Discovering the web and imagining what I could do with it began to occupy every moment of every subsequent day.
Michael was a school friend whose dad was building his own boat -- I think not because he needed one in Sheffield, but because he could.
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About the United Kingdom: Outside the UK many people think the United Kingdom is the same as England and the only city that comes to mind is London.
Well there are many great cities in the UK like Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and many more.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, each member of the uk team is revisiting their very first memories of using it -- in this blog, that's uk's editor Nate Lanxon. I've just typed "sex" into an internet chat room and thought I was about to be arrested for it. " my friend Michael shouted, as my panicked fingers departed his father's computer keyboard and he ripped the modem cable out of the telephone socket. "That moment was a life-changer and I remember it as if it was yesterday.
I was eleven years old, on break from school during the summer holidays and Windows 95 had just been released that week.