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Perrie Juran wrote:

"The World Wide Web is enjoying its twentieth birthday today, having been made available by its creators on a royalty-free basis on the 30th of April 1993 - a move without which the modern internet would look very, very different."

 


I think I climbed aboard minutes after they opened the doors. I clearly recall the magic I felt when clicking on links in those early pages, which looked exactly like this.

Thanks for the heads-up, Perrie!

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Life before the internet was one of standing around looking suspicious in newsagents waiting for the shop to clear so one could sneakily purchase a top shelf publication (obscured beneath a newspaper) with minimal embarrassment.

All hail the interwebs and it's smorgasbord of free pornography!!

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Porky Gorky wrote:

 

All hail the interwebs and it's smorgasbord of free pornography!!

Sure.

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Porky Gorky wrote:

Life before the internet was one of standing around looking suspicious in newsagents waiting for the shop to clear so one could sneakily purchase a top shelf publication (obscured beneath a newspaper) with minimal embarrassment.

All hail the interwebs and it's smorgasbord of free pornography!!

For me, life before the internet was one of chatting with people on "The Well". Before that, it was chatting with people on the campus mainframe's inter-terminal messaging system. Before that it was chatting with people on local bulletin board systems. Before that, it was chatting with Dad at the terminal in his office from the terminal in my bedroom.

There are days I think I haven't advanced one iota... nor need to.

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Perfect timing! It's someone else's 75th birthday today: Bugs Bunny. And because the Internet is so useful I even found a clip to share. I don't know that we have a Bugs on the Forum but I'm pretty sure that other guy is here somewhere. There's even a little something to remind us of 16—I just know she'd have loved those scooters :-).

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Dillon Levenque wrote:

Perfect timing! It's someone else's 75th birthday today: Bugs Bunny. And because the Internet is so useful I even found a clip to share. I don't know that we have a Bugs on the Forum but I'm pretty sure that other guy is here somewhere. There's even a little something to remind us of 16—I just know she'd have loved those scooters :-).


... swoons.

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Dillon Levenque wrote:

Perfect timing! It's someone else's 75th birthday today: Bugs Bunny. And because the Internet is so useful I even found a clip to share. I don't know that we have a Bugs on the Forum but I'm pretty sure that other guy is here somewhere. There's even a little something to remind us of 16—I just know she'd have loved those scooters :-).

 


Bug's first appearance!

The things we can find today on the Internet!

 

 

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Madelaine McMasters wrote:


Perrie Juran wrote:

"The World Wide Web is enjoying its twentieth birthday today, having been made available by its creators on a royalty-free basis on the 30th of April 1993 - a move without which the modern internet would look very, very different."

 


I think I climbed aboard minutes after they opened the doors. I clearly recall the magic I felt when clicking on links in those early pages, which looked exactly like

Thanks for the heads-up, Perrie!

Ah, I clearly remember using Lynx and Pine on the .edu domain through dial-up at 300 baud for text-only browsing and email.  It's come a long way baby!  

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World Wide Web <> The Internet

It's just a protocol/application that runs over the internet along with many others (email, ftp, Second Life etc)

That said, there is little argument that the World Wide Web has totally changed the way we communicate and share information

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Perrie Juran wrote:

 

Dillon Levenque wrote:

Perfect timing! It's someone else's 75th birthday today: Bugs Bunny. And because the Internet is so useful I even found a clip to share. I don't know that we have a Bugs on the Forum but I'm pretty sure that other guy is here somewhere. There's even a little something to remind us of 16—I just know she'd have loved those scooters :-).

 

Bug's first appearance!

The things we can find today on the Internet!

3m40s Bugs does a real & probably the first ever woody woodpecker laugh! :o

That's amazing. I've never seen that cartoon before.


Kenbro said: "Ah, I clearly remember using Lynx and Pine on the .edu domain through dial-up at 300 baud for text-only browsing and email"


You mean the net was baudy even before images came along? omg lol

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