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Blast from the Past

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I know this has been done before, but I was reading a Slate article called Jurassic Web about the Internet of 1996 and came across a link to the WayBack Machine. I searched for CF and came across the login page from December 2003:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20031216133822/www.certforums.co.uk/forum/portal.php
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    lol the most users online was 27 :D
     
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  3. Pheonicks56

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    The Jurasic Web is such an interesting article, I was in high school at the time when the Internet was just starting to really change and become main stream, I remember I had begged to get a smoking fast 56k modem and I would pay the bills with my after school job. My kids will never believe me when I tell them the stories about what the Internet used to be like, especially about how I never had a computer until I bought one myself in high school, ah the good ol' Pentium II, with my 2Gb HDD.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    An excellent book detailing the history of the Internet from the late 1950s to the 1980s is Where Wizards Stay Up Late. I highly recommend it.
     
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  5. dmarsh

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    I reccomend Steven Levy's Hackers. Not internet specific but a great read none the less.

    I begged my parents for a 2400 baud modem while at school but WarGames ruined it for me, they were too worried I'd hack into the pentagon...

    "Pentium II, with my 2Gb HDD."? You were spoilt rotten with such advanced tech !
     
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    I remember as a kid my Dad would occasionally bring home his IBM from work so we could all sit around the kitchen table and play solitaire :) It's amazing he ever did that, it was the monitor, tower, keyboard, sheesh I can't believe he called it portable. But spoiled I'm not, I had to pay for that super expensive PII, I remember it costing quite a lot just not sure exactly how much anymore.
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I remember our first 'family computer' (I was the only one that used it) cost just over a grand. PI, 1GB hard drive, 8MB RAM. Within two months I needed it upgrading to 32MB to play 'Constructor' :biggrin
     
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  8. AJ

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    Gosh I remember that forum software. Back when the forum was only 6 months or so old. :blink
     
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  9. loneferret

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    Lucky you, our first family comp was a 8086 with 64k of RAM no hard drive and 2 low density 5 1/4 floppies.
    Of course this was back in '83... LOL
     
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