Re: Dating the Internet (was Re: Funny Tech Writing)

Subject: Re: Dating the Internet (was Re: Funny Tech Writing)
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:54:48 -0400

Ah yes ... I remember when ...

I started using email back when I was at DEC in the late '70s. Of course it was inside Digital only ...

I also had an early Prodigy account sometime around 1989 ... had quite a nice community of writers as I recall. I think our BBS group was "Yup, Writing Skills." <Intentional quote placement around period>

And I remember the very first AOL version for PCs (it started as Mac only) ... it came with its own runtime GEM GUI because Windows 3.0 was still a year in the future.

As for the Internet, and how it's just ballooned, I have a few 10-year old issues of Boardwatch Magazine which, in its day, was the definitive guide to all things online (it started out as a list of phone numbers that you could use to dial in to access bulletin board services). One graphic shows the expansion of the internet from a handful of sites to <gasp> almost a million!

Now, back to work!



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