From the old www-talk mailing list in Feb 1992:
For the first test I ran www, followed a pointer to your archie server, looked for “html” to find any hypertext files out there. At the bottom of the list is a file of Ed Vielmetti’s “archie.html” in Toronto. Jumped over there.. it has a pointer to the comp.archives newgroup … jumped into the newsgroup… jumped into an article… This is how things SHOULD work!
this file “archie.html” was the first HTML I ever wrote; the file date is 12 Nov 1991. As far as I know, it’s the oldest HTML file on the net.
Thanks to Mark Moraes for the guest account at Toronto.
That is impressive.
Holy crap, that’s awesome, Ed! So what’s your Slashdot uid, huh, toughguy? Not that mine is impressive, but #659 is part of the AADL tech team…