It’s History Now

Plaque commemorating the creation of Mosaic web browser by Eric Bina and Marc Andreessen, new NCSA building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.While doing some research for an article I must complete today, I ran across this photo in Wikipedia.  The thing is that I remember this like yesterday, meeting with a tech guy at the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) in Raleigh, and his describing what this new World Wide Web tool, Mosaic, would do.  It seemed so fantastic, that I believe that I refused to believe it — something that would be used only among the most hi-tech with the fastest computers — surely not in the K-12.

At any rate, it wasn’t a year before I had it, and was already hearing about Netscape.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.