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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Internet

Posted by | 5:55pm on Friday, March 20, 2009 | No Comments

Patrick Byrne, IT Systems Manager at Siren Interactive, contributes this essay:

The historic NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, on display in the Microcosm exhibition at CERN. It was the first web server, hypermedia browser and web editor.<br />

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.

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