The first web page, viewed by the first web browser, on a teletype, retrocomputing completeness

By: ( +David Herron; Date: March 3, 2018

Tags: World Wide Web »»»» Retro Computing

In 1989-1992 when the World Wide Web was being invented, computers were rather different than today. Tim Berners-Lee used a NeXT computer to do the implementation, but it wasn't uncommon to use a paper-based terminal or a dumb CRT terminal. The first web browser, called the Line Mode browser, was rather primitive, but it worked okay on a character terminal.

The video shows a Teletype ASR-33 through a 110 baud modem to a "remote" computer. By 1992ish, such equipment was rarely used, however the original inventors of Unix did use such a terminal. Watching it brought back memories of when I first used a computer back in 1973.