I started out using Mosaic as my first browser. It was a few years ago, and I hardly remember those early days of using the net. I remember the change to Netscape only slightly, but I do remember each version change in those early days. We’d check Netscape’s FTP server waiting for the new betas. Before I was doing the net as my full time gig. It was special. This marks the end of an era, and rather than resisting, I am going to choose to embrace the change.
Plenty of news coverage of the announcement already.
- AOL To Acquire Netscape (ABC)
- It’s Official! AOL Buys Netscape (NY Times)
- AOL, Netscape tie knot (CNNfn)
- AOL buys Netscape for $4.2 billion (News.com)
I wish them luck in this endeavor. There suddenly is a ten-ton gorilla on the Internet.