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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, each member of the uk team is revisiting their very first memories of using it -- in this blog, that's uk's editor Nate Lanxon. I've just typed "sex" into an internet chat room and thought I was about to be arrested for it. " my friend Michael shouted, as my panicked fingers departed his father's computer keyboard and he ripped the modem cable out of the telephone socket. "That moment was a life-changer and I remember it as if it was yesterday.
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I began finding the PCs of friends boring because none of them could connect to the net.
It was that first web experience that prompted me to practically blackmail my parents into getting the family a PC. I'd been teaching myself to code websites on school computers (and was regularly punished for ignoring my studies as a result), and ultimately began ditching whole days at school to teach myself how to build websites on my own machine.
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I was eleven years old, on break from school during the summer holidays and Windows 95 had just been released that week.
Michael was a school friend whose dad was building his own boat -- I think not because he needed one in Sheffield, but because he could.
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