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Author Topic: The Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of  (Read 1979 times)

simakuutio

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The Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of
« on: March 03, 2009, 11:47:07 PM »
Jep, internet history have alot of untold stories and this is one of them... this story tells about three fellows (and one girl) who could make a real history but ... they failed...

Whole story can be found from here:
Finnish world wide web pioneers

And yes, I know all of them personally... ;) (if they happen to read this: greetings from #42)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 11:57:10 PM by simakuutio »

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Re: The Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 11:13:52 AM »
nice  :up:

it's scary to think about all of the history that gets dissapeared because of biases in the dominant media sources.

"The four Finns completed their browser by April 1992: only a couple thousand lines of code were needed, so the work was feasible. They demonstrated it to their professor, Martti Mäntylä, showing how Erwise could surf Web pages—there were just 12 in the world at the time, according to Nyberg, Sydänmaanlakka, and Rantanen. The students got a top grade from their professor."

Screenshot of their Erwise browser:
erwise5.jpgThe Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of
« Last Edit: March 04, 2009, 11:16:41 AM by mouser »

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Re: The Greatest Internet Pioneers You Never Heard Of
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 01:25:41 PM »
I wish it had succeeded in '92, we could be beyond all this non-standard silliness of present browsers...