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Two decades of “the demoscene on the web”

Posted by Trixter on September 29, 2014

This month marks the two-decade anniversary of me putting the first pages on the web describing what the demoscene was.  No need for the wayback machine; the pages are still up and running, of sorts.  Horribly outdated by today’s standards, obviously; you can get more and better information from wikipedia (until they decide to completely erase the demoscene as being not notable, of course).  But it was current enough a year later to get me interviewed for a Wired magazine article on the demoscene, which was cool at the time.

Those were the days when you learned how to write HTML by looking at the source of other pages.  I’m writing this post in a fully AJAX editor that is probably written completely in javascript — I’m not sure, as I’m too afraid to look under the hood for fear of burning my retinas out.

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