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Old 07-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #46
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Like the Internet?

There was a time when it was the sole preserve of computer geeks and porn addicts (hmm ... no, I'm not going there ), now they let any riffraff use it.

The USENET, pre-web era. Circa 1990-95.

But there was an earlier, stricty utilitarian era:



Which is what the current Internet 2 is all about.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet2
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Like the Internet?

There was a time when it was the sole preserve of computer geeks and porn addicts (hmm ... no, I'm not going there ), now they let any riffraff use it.

Well I guess I'd have been part of the geek crowd. I even had dark plastic frame glasses back when I was a kid. Of course back then I didn't have access to the internet either. Far too expensive.
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The USENET, pre-web era. Circa 1990-95.

But there was an earlier, stricty utilitarian era:



Which is what the current Internet 2 is all about.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet2
Alas no PDP 8.

I did occasionally touch a PDP11 until the turn of the century and the dating problems.
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