The web in 1994: I could have been yahoo (snif)
I announced on the mailing list.
After awhile, find categories was a bit difficult so I called out for help:
Some leftovers on the web can be found with this google search : http://www.google.be/search?hl=nl&q=%22URL+heaven%22+pdebois&btnG=Zoeken&meta=
It seems that I was quoted in a research paper by Hans Martin Adorf called the "Resource Discovery on the Internet [PDF]", back in 1994. That means 2008-1994= 14 years ago!
The site was closed down after I found myself a real job. Boy, if only I had known....