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[ih] Copy of first web page discovered

On 2013-05-31, at 16:19, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

> What is rather sad, and typical of a major emerging problem, is
> that the Wellington City Council web site only offers Council
> minutes back to 2006, and my Google-foo has failed to find any
> trace of material as ancient as 1990. No doubt they have the
> minutes from 1890 and 1990 in their paper archives, but there is
> a real problem with bit rot.

I do remember Richard Naylor (back then, of WCC) telling me of their early efforts to publish bylaws and meeting minutes on a gopher server, something that Richard heard was used as an early example within Apple of how online services were important and could impact people in their daily lives.

If you're interested in more details of the history it'd be well worth catching Richard the next time he's in Auckland, or seeking him out the next time you're in Wellington. Quite aside from this particular snippet, he has decades of anecdotes about connectivity in New Zealand and is hard to stop listening to.