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A great number of the first people to build and browse the internet would still be alive today.
I was just a baby when these first web pages were being built but imagine being one of those people who have lived to see it go from that simple text page to what it is today...
It is odd to me that this guy who said HE invented the internet had forgot us as we built and sold Modems world-wide under the Link name.
By Christmas 1990, Berners-Lee had built all the tools necessary for a working Web: the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 0.9, the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the first Web browser (named WorldWideWeb, which was also a Web editor), the first HTTP server software (later known as CERN httpd), the first web server (info.cern.ch...), and the first Web pages that described the project itself
Originally posted by Druscilla
Anyone ever subscribe and connect to BBSs?
BBSs often had similar interfaces that were text only, and instead of browsing to them over the internet, you connected to them directly over a telephone modem where depending on the capacity of the BBS, you could interact with other people also connected at the same time.
For anyone interested, there's still BBS sites alive and active that can be connected to old-school via modem, or over telnet:
Telnet BBS sites