At some point this summer marked 20 years since the first time I had a 56K modem at my house.
Emulator sites were commonplace and irc was the social network of the moment.
It was an incredible summer.
Having access to the internet daily was a transformative experience. Soon after those first days, I discovered Microsoft front page and free hosting offered by internet providers.
I was hooked.
I remember clearly the night I realized I could use tables inside tables to make complex designs, and gradient backgrounds to separate sections.
Those discoveries shaped myself and I felt in love with web development and self publishing.