Tourism Web Portal 1995
Tourism Web Portal 1995 [Azotus Technologies,
It seems like over a hundred years ago, but it was the days when only engineers
had Compuserve email addresses, AOL was sending out floppies and Yahoo! was the
king of search. Our little web company (2 Macs, a pager and an answering
machine!) had a request from a local entrepreneur to create a virtual Cape Cod
experience. We sat on the deck with a few cool drinks and brainstormed what it
would look like – what would it have for content, and how would we deliver a
quality experience on 14,400 modems?
Because bandwidth was at a premium and our clientele was primarily the
hospitality industry, we set to work creating something that felt like chamber
of commerce brochures, but used primarily text. As a marketing tool, we bought
CDs with every address in the region. These were converted to flat files and in
a few evenings we had listed the entire Cape! No one had done this before, and
by 1998 there were 500 web sites, and over 1,000 paying customers!