|ON TELLY AND IN THE PRESS
In May of 1998, the BBC asked us if they could feature Ben & Jack's Fantastic Homepage on their TV show, 'Computers Don't Bite'.
Well what do you think we said?
We filmed the show over 2 days, and it went out at 7.30pm on June1 1998. Our piece lasted for about 5 minutes.
Afterwards we had lots of mail from people who'd seen the show. Some of our friends at school saw it too, which was great.
You can watch it here if you like. This edit lasts just under 2 minutes.
The file is streamed off an ordinary server so don't expect great quality, but at least you get to see it.
If you're not used to viewing streamed video, you may need to add the Real Media plug-in to your browser. If the buttons to play and stop it don't show in your browser, just mouse over the grey spaces and they'll appear.
The next really exciting thing that happened was in October 1998, when Internet Magazine printed an article about the best British based homepages. Based on those which 4 big ISPs told them were the most popular, they chose their Top 10 sites.
And that included us!
This was very exciting, because Ben & Jack's Fantastic Homepage was about the only site that wasn't a star fanzine.