On the eve of the 1st anniversary of my first Web business, I appeared on Micro-Info to talk about the new version of my website. It featured a unique search engine that relied on a flat file rather than a database. There were over 1500 shows in the system. Every week I would convert a lotus 123 file into a text file so this could work.
Here I am on my 8088 where I did most of this work. My spouse had a 386 but was reluctant to give it up so I could work. I therefore did a lot of hand coding of Web pages on a machine where I could not test the results. It was only a minor inconvenience.