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Back in the days of CompuServe, I was wondering what was the use for HTML and Mosaic. I played with it a little, locally, but couldn't see the advantage over other means of creating and displaying a page. Of course, what I was missing was the benefit of publishing that information to the world, and hyperlinking to information others had published.

Then, because I was on staff of a couple Compuserve forums, I was given the opportunity to create my own "home page" that would be accessible from the "World Wide Web." I was still puzzled. What did I have that others would be interested in reading? No one cared about my hobbies.

Wait a minute! What about my sailing hobby? I could create a site dedicated to the Alberg 30, and post some information on maintaining the Atomic 4 engine to interest people who didn't already have an Alberg 30.

And so it came to be that I first created this website in 1995. You can still see early versions of it on the Wayback Machine, from December 1996 to August 2000. In 2000, I purchased the alberg30.org domain and moved the content to a shared hosting server. For a few years I maintained my own server in a colocation facility, but due to the rising cost and effort of doing so, ultimately went back to a hosting service.




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