History of The Web

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I thought for my first post I would start with the history of the Web.

Pre-Mosaic Era

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was ascii encoded, typically
displayed in monochrome courier on a black screen.

Those were the days when the Net was only of academic interest. Each year
in september the Net was flooded by a new load of students, who were making
themselves familiar with USENET, and email (using elm and other UNIX software).
If anybody used the word site, you could be sure they meant an FTP site.
That is, a file archive.


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