Daily Archives: July 13, 2008

The Blink Tag

Yesterday I was reminiscing with someone about the ‘blink’ tag. When I was first on the Internet, I used to write html code in notepad, saving it as *.html. It then turned into a webpage (obviously). That’s how I created my very first ‘homepage’ on geocities!

Favourite annoying ‘effect’ (we didn’t have CSS then) was the blink tag. i.e.

<blink>blue</blink>

It was kinda cool, but very quickly got annoying. The inventor of the blink tag apparently said that

he considers [it] to be “The worst thing I’ve ever done for the Internet.”

I also remember now what the ‘computer rooms’ at the University of Cologne were – and in fact still are – called: CIP Pool 😀

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