Tag Archives: Usenet

eick_arctran May 01

The Web is where it all went wrong

Yesterday the internet was alight with celebrations of the World Wide Web‘s 20 year jubilee. I marked it with a moment of silence in memoriam for the internet that might have been (and possibly could still be). Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big fan of the web and the irony of the fact […]

eick_arctran November 20

Early days on the ‘net: Now what do I do with this thing?

So, I began to play around with my new found global connectivity. I quickly mastered using Pine for email (and became a dedicated Pico user as well. Never could get my head around EMACS). Fortunately, Panix offered hints as to useful things. I played around with Gopher and became a fan, checked out this new […]