The Digital City (De Digitale Stad, DDS) started on 15 January 1994 as a freenet initiative of cultural centre De Balie and Hack-Tic (what later became internet provider XS4ALL) in Amsterdam. For the first time, internet access was available for a large group of citizens in Amsterdam: 100.000 users were noted in the first half year alone! Modems were rapidly sold out in and around Amsterdam. It was the first online internet community to come to existence.
The Digital City's content, hardware and software has now been recovered and preserved for the future. On this night we share our results with the publication of a new handbook on the preservation of digital heritage.
The event will be Dutch spoken. More information about the programme can be found at the Dutch version of this event page.