First Iris Websites

1996: Only 7 years after the invention of the World Wide Web and 5 years after its introduction to the general public the first "Iris Society Website" was created by Mike Lowe. It was created for a putative society the World Iris Association which was being discussed but was never formed. Its goal was to service the irisarians around the world with information about Iris much as the present Encyclopedia attempts to do. At the time the American Iris Society was over 8,000 members strong and it was thought that there were about 2000 irisarians in other parts of the world many of whom had no national or regional Iris Society. The discussion from the original site is copied here. For a view of the Home page of this historic site look here.

1998: Mike Lowe and Scott Aitken were charged by the AIS board to create a URL for an American Iris Society Website. is still in use today although it has undergone many changes.

Take a trip in time

You can still visit the 1996 World Iris Association / Historic Iris Society website. Hop on the WAYBACK MACHINE. Choose 1996 and, Voila! the site is preserved in this Website archive. Or try this direct link

-- BobPries - 2014-05-08
Topic revision: r2 - 18 Jan 2017, BobPries
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