Sunday, June 28, 2020

First Dutch online (.nl) novel surfaced

On 10 March, the web archivist of the KB National Library of The Netherlands placed a call on Twitter for a copy of the first Dutch-language novel, Roes der Zinnen, published on the Internet in 1994. The novel is no longer available on the internet, but it would still be available on a floppy disk. A search for the floppy disc was short-lived, as it was stored in my private E-media collection (CJB). A search for a floppy disc player took longer. But on June 25, 2020, the content of the floppy disk was transferred to the Web Archive of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek.