Mosaic’s 10th anniversary

This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of NCSA’s Mosaic browser application. The NCSA at UIUC is marking the occasion with a symposium to be webcast live on April 29th. Where were you when you first saw Mosaic and what did you think of it? I was doing my Ph.D. in London, Ontario, and it was an IT guy who showed me Mosaic shortly after it was released. Showing what a fine, forward-looking fellow I am, I thought it was okay, but not nearly as useful as gopher.


  1. Similar. Doing my PhD in Stanford in the lab. I remember thinking, "God this is slow and there's no places to 'browse' to apart from some weather stuff and NASA stuff. This will never go anywhere."