Tuesday, January 10, 2012

(empo-tymshft) A 26 site World Wide Web

Around 1982, I was an active participant in an early version of Usenet, which at the time consisted of a couple of dozen sites.

Ten years later, I didn't realize that there was another revolution brewing, with a couple of dozen sites linked together in something called the World Wide Web.

Interestingly enough, some sites that were familiar to early Usenet users - Duke, the University of California at Berkeley, etc. - were not present on the early World Wide Web. Of course, the Web began in Switzerland, and many of the early sites were therefore European. American sites included the University of Arizona, Stanford University, Cornell University, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
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