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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 11:05 PM

9. I must confess to missing the importance of the web when I first saw it.

 

By 1991, I had an e-mail account and a Mac Plus with 4 megs of RAM and an 80 mb hard drive. I was an active Usenet user, and got a lot of my news from the misc.activism.progressive group.

But even though Apple was pushing hypertext at the time, I didn't quite get it. I didn't encounter the actual web until around 1993 I think. When a programmer friend showed me an early site, complete with hyperlinks, I was like, "so?" What's the difference between scrolling your favorite Usenet group vs. clicking from one link to another?

How wrong I was...

-app

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