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posted by janrinok on Monday March 10 2014, @01:52AM   Printer-friendly
from the happy-birthday-to-you dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"For those of you who remember Gopher, Minitel, and Compuserve, the article is an interesting reminder of what once was, and for those born more recently a chance to read about a time before 'http' and 'www' had any meaning."

From an article by phys,org,

Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to easily access files on linked computers, paved the way for a global phenomenon that has touched the lives of billions of people. He presented the paper on March 12, 1989, which history has marked as the birthday of the Web. But the idea was so bold, it almost didn't happen.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 10 2014, @04:56AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 10 2014, @04:56AM (#13745)

    That is precisely the problem I had with "The Old Site" -- they use fsdn.com for their graphics and scripts; so does SourceForge. Since my work doesn't want anyone downloading arbitrary code, they blocked SourceForge, and fsdn.com along with it, which made visiting "The Old Site" like returning to using lynx.

    Please, please, please SoylentNews, don't ever split across domains like that. I need doses of intelligence at work, or I won't long survive.

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  • (Score: 1) by hankwang on Monday March 10 2014, @07:10AM

    by hankwang (100) on Monday March 10 2014, @07:10AM (#13769) Homepage

    ""The Old Site" -- they use fsdn.com for their graphics and scripts; so does SourceForge. Since my work doesn't want anyone downloading arbitrary code, they blocked SourceForge, and fsdn.com along with it,"

    You can proxy "the other site" using Avantslash (see sig), if you have a webserver available somewhere. That is, if you still want to visit TOS.