I think that the point when I really became aware of the potential of the internet was when a colleague who was a Luton Town supporter suggested that there must be something about Charlton on the net, and indeed there was. I found a club site and not long afterwards I joined the Glynne Jones list, of which I am still a member today. Congratulations to Glynne, by the way, on his recent marriage.
Voice of the Valley editor Rick Everitt has published a review of the twenty years of a Charlton presence online: Online presence
He is kind enough to mention Addick's Diary which was one of the first online fan sites and was originally written in a diary format. Rick also mentions that when he made a trip to the States, I stood for him as match reporter and this was one of my greatest thrills as an Addick, going to the press conferences after the match. Read more about this here: Way Back Then
Rick does mention the lack of a proper archive of the early resources, which is a great shame. However, you can still track down Addick's Diary in its earlier versions.
If we didn't have the net, we wouldn't have Jonathan Acworth advising us on which players to buy from his riverside penthouse in Greenwich.
The famous economist Maynard Keynes said that everything in Ramsgate was either second rate or third rate, but Rick's own online contributions disprove this theory.