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Author Topic: Internet - from the 1990's point of view  (Read 1747 times)

PhilB66

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Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:30:12 AM »
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Trine Gallegos hosts this segment shot in 1995 when the Internet was first becoming an icon. This is an interesting look back at how clunky the applications were. I don't even think they were using a computer mouse yet.

http://www.youtube.c...h?&v=yFF0oQySsh4

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Re: Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 11:44:08 AM »
Lynx  :-*

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Re: Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 03:24:51 PM »
<phew> that stuff's too exciting for me...
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Re: Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 05:00:58 PM »

FTP, Telnet, WAIS, Gopher, Archie, Mosaic, and all the rest were fun and fine.

But to me, it all really began (and will probably end) with The Whole Earth Lectronic Link (aka The WELL). :-*

welllogo.gif

Still clunky by design, IMO it's the absolute triumph of content over form. And one of the few things that predated (and later transitioned over to) the web that's still worth keeping. Maybe one of the few things worth keeping on the web regardless.

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Re: Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 07:41:13 PM »
FTP, Telnet, WAIS, Gopher, Archie, Mosaic, and all the rest were fun and fine.

But to me, it all really began (and will probably end) with The Whole Earth Lectronic Link (aka The WELL). :-*
 (see attachment in previous post)
Still clunky by design, IMO it's the absolute triumph of content over form. And one of the few things that predated (and later transitioned over to) the web that's still worth keeping. Maybe one of the few things worth keeping on the web regardless.

 8)

!! Are you still there? I haven't been back in years, had all but forgotten about that beautiful little corner of the web. . .

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Re: Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 08:17:11 PM »
I haven't been back in years, had all but forgotten about that beautiful little corner of the web. . .

I'm still there.

In a sea of faux communities, shifting fads, and pointless change for the sake of change, that small island of conviviality and colloquy remains unspoiled by all that has since come to pass on the Internet.

Gonsalves_WrittenWorld.jpg

It's still as beautiful. And best of all, you can always come back. :)


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Re: Internet - from the 1990's point of view
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 11:32:09 PM »
I haven't been back in years, had all but forgotten about that beautiful little corner of the web. . .

I'm still there.

In a sea of faux communities, shifting fads, and pointless change for the sake of change, that small island of conviviality and colloquy remains unspoiled by all that has since come to pass on the Internet.
 (see attachment in previous post)
It's still as beautiful. And best of all, you can always come back. :)


What the hell??  I need to check this out!