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1 Randall Gross  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 1:59:10pm

They left off Compuserve — remember having to type “Go XXXYYY” anyone?

2 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:07:17pm

re: #1 Randall Gross

I was actually a SIG leader on Compuserve. CIS was not really Internet, though - it was a separate proprietary network. The Internet killed Compuserve.

3 Randall Gross  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:17:51pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I was actually a SIG leader on Compuserve. CIS was not really Internet, though - it was a separate proprietary network. The Internet killed Compuserve.

I left compuserve for the untamed lands of dial up BBS’s and hooked up with a Unix board that gave you a free shell account because I wanted Usenet News. It’s where I learned my first programming skills.

4 dragonfire1981  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:57:00pm

Three letters scream Internet 1.0 to me: AOL.

5 Bob Dillon  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 4:07:37pm

I was spoiled rotten early on with large military & private business computer and data communication systems in the pre-internet 60s.

As an IBM Field Engineer assigned to Pacific Operations we had this (the largest data communications network on the planet at the time) installed, tested and running in 1967. It linked NKP Thailand with Vietnam, Phillipines, Hawaii and the Pentagon. System 360 50s and 65s all linked with microwave and troposcatter. The building at NKP housing the 2 integrated 65s had then the largest footprint of any building in Asia. Fun.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Here’s another site with some general history.
[Link: copybrighter.com…]

When I started using the commercial internet Pine, Gopher, Archie, Veronica, etc. were the tools of choice. Browsers were yet to come as were email clients.

6 klys  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 4:12:47pm

I remember playing Hangman and Scrabble on Prodigy.

The first website I remember seeing was one of the volcano observatories.

I am ashamed to admit that it took 6 months for me to realize that a cable connection meant I no longer had to ask my parents to log me in.

I edited a (minor) category on DMOZ for quite a while.

Given my age, I feel like my early-Internet credentials are pretty damn good.

7 Skip Intro  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 4:55:45pm

re: #1 Randall Gross

They left off Compuserve — remember having to type “Go XXXYYY” anyone?

I remember using programs that would log on to Compuserve to grab all the new messages in groups that I followed, then logged off so I could read them off line. When you were paying by the minute, that was way to go, even though it was a PITA.

8 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 10, 2013 5:01:00pm

I wonder if the Compuserve SIGs are archived somewhere? I just did a quick search and didn’t find anything. There were probably millions of posts in there.


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