Patrick Byrne, IT Systems Manager at Siren Interactive, contributes this essay:
Remember what the Internet was like before 1993? Textbased e-mail, news groups, Unix-to-Unix file copies, and cryptic FTP file transfer strings. Lots of words, and not a lot of pictures. If you do remember, you were either in a computer program in college, a science researcher, or, like me, a geek that thought that talking via computer to someone on the other side of the planet was pretty cool.