Thursday, August 10, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The Early Internet

The Internet was a much smaller place 25 years ago. We didn't even agree on what to call it!

In case you forgot how clunky web pages were, visit The Internet Archive Way Back Machine. This website stores snapshots of previous web page versions. You can scroll through a timeline and see what the website's main page looked like previously.

While this jaunt down memory lane may seem bizarre to anyone not old enough to remember a world without the "Information Superhighway", it can give a better picture of our digital evolution. Early sites were light on graphics and video was not even present. Content was king and visual appeal barely a consideration. And yet many of the familiar elements were present in an embryonic form.

Enjoy this NBC News clip from 1993...