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Thread: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

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    WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

    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.

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    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?

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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

    What?! Lynx never crashed for me!

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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

    Anyone remember WAIS? Wide Area Information Server.

    That first site looks a lot like http://craigslist.org
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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

    ahhh the good ole days.

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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

    That is a seriously underwhelming site, but I guess they had no way of knowing they'd just changed the world forever.

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    I remember when having a hand-held calculator was a big deal.
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    Re: WWW opened to all 20 years ago - April 30, 1993

    I remember when having a good slide-rule was a big deal!
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