Code Rush is a fascinating documentary on the early days of the web, highlighting the efforts of Netscape to release open-source versions of Mozilla all the way through to their acquisition by AOL. I’ve read about some of the historical moments recorded here, but it’s fun to turn the clock back and see them on tape.

As I look back at that time period, I wish I’d been more forward-thinking and gotten more heavily involved in the Internet earlier, but I was still working in print design. (How I ever made a living at print design is still a mystery to me; I wasn’t very good at it). I’ve long been considering a part-time return to college to get an edumocation in computer science so that I can start building things instead of just making them pretty. One of the things I like best about designing for the web is problem solving, and, lord knows, there’s a ton of that in programming.

Date posted: June 18, 2008 | Filed under art/design, geek, history | Comments Off on Where Were You in 1998?

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