The aim of this section is to show you in detail how I actually came to be a web designer and launch my own business. In the process of reading this story, you can find out about some of my earliest websites which are still on the Internet today!
When did I first use the Internet?: 1996 - I read
an advert in the local paper which offered 30 minute Internet
sessions at a local library for £1. Armed with the
address of my favourite group in the entire world - Spice
Girls (my tastes have changed vastly since then!), me
and my best friend Graeme both had our first try of the
Internet and I became hooked!
What happened next? Nothing much! The Internet wasn't really that popular in 1996, not many people talked about it or used it much. I used the Internet several more times before I headed to University, mainly going to Internet Cafés in Dunfermline and Edinburgh with friends and using the Chat rooms.
University - free access!: I went to the University
of Abertay, Dundee in 1997 to study for an Honours Degree
in Information Management (I gained a degree with distinction,
and then a 2:1 in my final year). While I was there, the
University got a grant for £8 million pounds to
build a state of the art library complete with over 250
computers that all had Internet access! This meant that
there was always a computer available for me to surf the
Internet. I used the Internet mainly for research. I soon
discovered that the best way to find out something for
any project/assessment I was working on, was to search
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