Happy 25th Birthday .com!

In the busy world of Tech PR, pause for a moment to celebrate the 25th birthday of .com! On the 15th March, 1985, a computer manufacturer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Symbolics, Inc was the first company to register a .com address. Now, with close to 80 million .com addresses registered, the .com suffix has become one of the most ubiquitous keywords of the internet.

Now if only I’d registered .com for BradJ, Technology PR and Online PR whilst I had the chance. BradJ.com wasn’t taken back in the early 90’s, but .co.uk was much cheaper (and still is), and had a better ring to it…

http://www.25yearsof.com

Cold fingers…

As the country is slowly brought to a standstill, Chameleon soldier on. Since Christmas, us Tech PRs all managed to soldier in to the London office, through tretcherous conditions Sir Ranulph Fiennes would have thought twice about…

That’s if you’re to believe what the BBC have been saying about the ‘Arctic Freeze’ we’ve been facing over the past week. Truth be told, most people in this country are just looking for a day off work. Not us! Even when someone decides to leave the heating off over the weekend, and we come in Monday morning only to be faced with temperatures that could send a shiver up a polar bear’s back.. I stole Lucy’s fingerless gloves just to cope..