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.


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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