The First Internet Baby was on Cuseeme

Ask (jkl@gte.net)
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 08:01:48 -0500


Contrary to all the recent hype from The American Health Network, the
first known
live Internet birth took place on a Cuseeme reflector on Feb 4th, 1998.

Skydivr and Punk^n (Punk^n did all the work) used the reflector hosted
by DALnet's IRC channel "Cuseemefantasy" for the live event.

Well over 100 people joined and left the reflector as the birth
progressed through the evening,
and at 8:30pm MST, Zachariah entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 9
ounces.

For the record...I did not watch, I gag at the sight of a nosebleed...