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

; Date: Sat Mar 03 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.

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David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.