The Internet Of 1981

Internet Of 1981

Now here’s the “Internet” of 1981. This is not a concept, but a test of San Francisco Examiner content served electronically to personal computers. It’s however a misnomer to call it “Internet” instead of an online service via CompuServe. It wasn’t until about 1989 that CompuServe offered it’s subscribers limited access to the wider internet.

The San Francisco Examiner is still around though now free of charge and accessible on the Internet. They now use XHTML and jQuery and do offer images as well as text. What a difference a few 20+ years can make.