20 years NCSA Mosaic browser birthday cake party

20 years ago, on the 22nd of April 1993, NCSA Mosaic browser version 1.0 was released. It was not he first browser and not the one that became really popular. But it was the first cross platform browser. It meant that what ever you used: Unix, Windows, Mac — you could connect via HTTP, you could make your pages and link to pages of others. NCSA Mosaic defined the interactions that were picked up by more successful browsers later.

To celebrate 20 years of the WWW as we know it, students and teachers of Merz Akademie had a party in the tradition of browser cakes. We decided to bake Mosaic cakes.


Muffins by Ronya Adler and Steffen Mitschellen


Globes by Saskia Aldinger


Melissa’s and Denise’s cake


Wine cake by Rene Tackenberg, really delicious!


Olia Lialina’s #mosaic_cake


proud Olia Lialina with her Mosaic cake


Olia’s cake, making of


Olia’s cake, making of


Olia’s cake was possible due to support and supervision by @TheBooyahCook. Thank you, Emma!


Ronja&Steffen’s muffins, making of


Ronja&Steffen’s muffins, test


Rene cuts his browser cake


Olia cuts her browser cake


Danja Vasiljev ate a node


Raquel Meyers ate another node


Students ate the globe


At the table


Mosaic was attending its own party


Surfing with Mosaic today is difficult


Happy Birthday, NCSA Mosaic!


We love you, Mosaic! And we will always remember you!

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