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From a little spark may burst a flame.

Dante Alighieri.

1992. Age 12. My first encounter with technology. It was the year I connected to the Internet for the first time. It was at a computer fair in the Netherlands. Coming from a tiny slow village in the rural West of Flanders, this was like Wallhalla to me.

The sales representatives eyes spit fire when asked if I could give ‘the internet’ a spin. He knew he wasn’t going to sell anything to a 12 year old… I was astonished with the idea a machine could “talk” to another machine. I knew this thing called Internet was going to be important in my life.

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