View Full Version : WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

May 1st, 2013, 12:49 PM
Article in LA Times here (http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-web-20th-anniversary-20130430,0,2025840.story)

Restoration of that first site here (http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html)

May 1st, 2013, 02:13 PM

May 2nd, 2013, 01:28 PM
Yes -- and I was there -- Ok not exactly. i remember someone showing me the internet in 1995 with Mosaic -- there were a few pages that I remember viewing but they were all in text with maybe one gif or two. I remember thinking to myself "why would anyone use this??" I believe this was pre Infoseek, Excite, Yahoo search days. Guess my insight back then was a little poor.

May 2nd, 2013, 02:25 PM
Ah, Web 1.0. Good ol' days.

Wait... no. I mean, horrible ol' days. 33.6 kbps connections. Buggy, crash-prone browsers. Hideous web pages. And total lack of content - we didn't even have Wikipedia back then, can you imagine?

May 3rd, 2013, 01:03 AM
What?! Lynx never crashed for me!

May 3rd, 2013, 02:46 AM
Anyone remember WAIS? Wide Area Information Server.

That first site looks a lot like http://craigslist.org

May 3rd, 2013, 06:31 PM
ahhh the good ole days.

May 3rd, 2013, 08:09 PM
That is a seriously underwhelming site, but I guess they had no way of knowing they'd just changed the world forever.

May 3rd, 2013, 08:24 PM
I remember when having a hand-held calculator was a big deal. :D

May 3rd, 2013, 08:37 PM
I remember when having a good slide-rule was a big deal!

peter d
May 3rd, 2013, 08:39 PM
I still miss my slide rule.

May 3rd, 2013, 09:06 PM
I was on the internet before Mosaic was around. Back then everything was telnet & ftp.

One thing I'm 100% certain of is that there was way less crap on the net back in those days compared to today.

May 4th, 2013, 05:00 AM
I remember when having a good slide-rule was a big deal!

I remember when having a wood ruler was a big deal!

May 4th, 2013, 06:19 PM
When I were young, all this were just fields!

May 4th, 2013, 10:29 PM
I had been using dial-up connections to University computers for a while to share software (the term FOSS hadn't been invented yet), fonts, etc. When I heard about the WWW and accessed it, I thought it was just another bulletin board. I didn't realize it was something new that would grow into what it is today.


May 4th, 2013, 10:34 PM
I remember when having a good slide-rule was a big deal!

I still miss my slide rule.

I still have my K&E slide rule and the manual. My son played with it for a few days and thought it was fascinating what a few sticks of wood could do.