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    Happy Birthday World Wide Web!

    30 years ago today what we know as www. was born. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web

    A couple of years later it was released to the public...

    So for those that were actually around back then... Do you remember the first www. page you visited?

    I got out of Active Duty June of 94, so I didn't have an ISP until later that year. I had AOL and GNN. When AOL bought GNN I was a beta tester for AOL, testing out using a separate dial-up to access AOL from a different server. So I got GNN for free and no more wait times to access the endless queue of accessing the AOL server.
    Go GNN's start page was probably my first-non AOL accessed website.

    BTW...when I was stationed in Germany we were still dialing into BBS's....

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    In '93 my introduction to the web wasn't one that can be mentioned in polite company

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    first www page I visited. Dunno, probably something like www. altavista.com or something

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    My first memory of interaction with the web was using Hyper Terminal to dial into a network that used a text only interface. Literally no graphics and any 'games' were done via text narrative. I believe one of them was called Gemstone; kind of a adventure/RPG type of game. After that I remember using WebCrawler through AOL. Interestingly enough, it still exists and is considered the oldest surviving search engine.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebCrawler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    first www page I visited. Dunno, probably something like www. altavista.com or something
    Mine was probably something like that too.

    The first webpage I can distinctly remember visiting was in the computer lab while I was in graduate school. It was some kind of local place that did dog training. I had a new puppy at the time and was looking for a training place in town. Some time in '94.
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    I remember using gopher. Soon after I joined an AutoCAD email list. 200+ emails a day.

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