Friday, August 19, 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | Pioneering net community sold off

~~~ Is the internet getting old ?
Will I be telling my grandchildren that I used "The Well" ,
when it first went online !!"

Even though i did not.

{ Though yours truly was online in 1986 through GREENLINK--- which was Greenpeace 's early & primitive global internet network---- when i was a staffer in the NYC office. }~~` . TP

" Pioneering net community sold off"

The pioneering electronic community known as The Well is being sold off.

Set up in 1985 before the net was widely used, The Well helped to define the basic ethic and etiquette of online life.

Many of the early members of The Well have gone on to become the guiding lights of net as it has risen to its current level of prominence.