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1995: The year the future began

Remembering Alta Vista — ‘high-speed’ search for the early Web

It was the go-to search engine of the early Web, and it was launched 20 years ago today. The pioneer was Alta Vista, and its technology of using spiders to … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Recalling the quaint early struggles to describe the Web

With considerable uncertainty and obvious tentativeness, news outlets 20 years ago struggled to describe the then-new phenomenon of the World Wide Web. Their tentativeness seems quaint nowadays, and a bit … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 26 Comments

Recalling the ‘coolness’ of the early Web

Debate flares from time to time about just what the World Wide Web was really like in the mid-1990s, a pivotal time when Internet-awareness became a reality. Is it best … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 52 Comments

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