I was eleven years old, on break from school during the summer holidays and Windows 95 had just been released that week.
Michael was a school friend whose dad was building his own boat -- I think not because he needed one in Sheffield, but because he could.
While the gig itself was flexible with it’s hours and it paid well, it totally exhausted me.
"We still believe great ideas can come from anywhere," Byttow says.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, each member of the uk team is revisiting their very first memories of using it -- in this blog, that's uk's editor Nate Lanxon. I've just typed "sex" into an internet chat room and thought I was about to be arrested for it. " my friend Michael shouted, as my panicked fingers departed his father's computer keyboard and he ripped the modem cable out of the telephone socket. "That moment was a life-changer and I remember it as if it was yesterday.
While a lot of work at home jobs are phone-based, the Internet has opened up a new breed of customer service that does not require being on the phone.
In fact, live customer service chat is becoming more and more popular everyday.