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.
Olia Lialina’s #mosaic_cake