It was 24 years ago today that we formally launched UK Theatre Web after a few months of running a web/gopher service on our employer's main server (with their permission). The initial experiment, to just list West End and Oxford, had proved so succesful during late-94/early-95 that we took out a huge loan, bought a massively expensive (and completely underpowered) laptop, server, printer, scanner, ISDN line and hosting package and set up our first site.
Here's what we looked like when te WayBackMachine first saw us late in 1996 but we pre-date that service, Google and pretty well all of the "big boys". We have survived bubbles and busts in the internet business world and are still here, plugging away at what we do best.
Our archive of listings and information grows daily and currently contains 122,461 works in 193,585 productions involving 198,399 people/companies giving 1,020,375 events in 3,327 venues. As "The Mousetrap" consists of one "event" in our terminology then you can see there is a lot of information - all searchable at the iUKTDb (internet UK theatre database!).
Still going strong!