Tim O'Reilly deserves a different point out here, and never just for theearly Viola browser his company developed. Tim is essentially abook writer, with the good line of technical books in the unix, linuxand internet space. However, he was also keen on web eBook publishingand started GNN Global Network Navigator as the net was dawning. Itwas the 1st serious commercial site, with a plan to be advertisingsupported. He sold it to AOL for a good price at the time. If yourdefinition of the 1st dot com depends upon it being HTML based,O'Reilly and Associates and GNN. com could merit the title. We began before there was an internet industry, and so used trade showsoriented to the Unix world and networking world. Interop, a show devotedto networking products, was the pioneer on the infrastructure side, butwhen it comes to using the cyber web as a platform, Alan Meckler's InternetWorld show opened the doors. The first one was a tiny affair in New York'sJavitz center. I had exhibited in Javitz before, and initially I could notfind the event it was in a small basement show hall under the mainhall.