March 24, 2019, 08:12:19 AM

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Offline Qube

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Happy Birthday to the WWW
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:25:40 AM »
According to Google the Web is 30 years old today :o - I can still remember the first time someone showed me the web... What a pile of crap I thought :P and you pay how much a month for it? :))

Do we sing happy birthday in a speech synthesiser voice?
Until the next time...

Offline markcwm

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:07:24 PM »
The first time I saw the web was the computer rooms in uni about 1996 where they all had netscape navigator and I remember not having a clue what it was for. lol

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 03:11:46 PM »
Lol my first time was 2001...AOL (  ??? ) via 56k modem....DSL began for me 2003 if i remember correctly.
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Offline Steve Elliott

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 04:21:30 PM »
That iconic 56K Modem sound...   ;)
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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 04:25:02 PM »
Probably around 1995-96 or so. I had a Demon Internet account and was using an Amiga with Miami as the handler instead of Demons installer package. I remember this was when Fidonet was much better than Internet newsgroups at the time and email was a luxury. I used to run a bulletin board and offer a service where, whenever I went online, I had a script running that would use a tool called Amigate to download emails for anyone who wanted it. My system would then convert the email into a Fidonet message that their computers could collect when they called up to my BBS for normal fidonet group messages. Nobody would stand for a system that had to be configured to that level nowdays.

I was using a 28k modem back in those days - by the time I got a 56k, my BBS days were over. I remember the first time I saw broadband in use at a friends house. I was gobsmacked as .gif images were supposed to load into the web browser line by line, right?

Offline markcwm

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 01:20:57 AM »
Yeah, I remember having window 98se and a 56k modem thinking it was awesome, and the sound it made, screaming out those signals. lol

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 04:12:21 AM »
A series that's a bit nostalgic about those days is "Halt and catch fire".
Worth a watch if you have fond memories of the beige decades

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 07:35:41 AM »
LOl lets hack W.O.P.R.
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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 02:40:53 AM »
I first "saw" the internet in person at college, so must have been around '98... not much to see, remember using Yahoo as the search engine.

Now look how the world has changed because of the web... in other news Australia lost Facebook for a few hours the other day and people rang 000 (999 in Oz) to report it!  :o

Offline blinkok

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 04:19:45 AM »
It was this morning, and it was engaged!  :P

Offline Qube

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Re: Happy Birthday to the WWW
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 05:42:27 AM »
LOl lets hack W.O.P.R.
I think I'll let you try that, but if you succeed then I'll happily leap onboard and take some of the credit ;D
Until the next time...