First Dotcom URL Turns 25 Years Old

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efeat

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For those who are curious, the URL in question here is symbolics.com

It's kind of underwhelming to look at now, unfortunately.
 

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it's never gonna go as fast with technology advancement as it has the last 50 years, since patents, copyrights and politics block new and better technologies, and only advance on profitable ones..
 

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GEE! I bought my first genuine pc in December, 1984. The OS was DOS 2.1.1. In 1985 I upgraded the memory from 256KB to 640KB and bought my first hard drive. It was a Seagate 10MB model that cost $350.00. I think the access time was 112 milliseconds. It was also the year Bill gates told us we would never need more that 640KB of memory. :lol:
 

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My first real PC was a commodore colt with an intel 8088 CPU. I got it free since it was so outdated. I loaded quattro pro and word perfect on it. It had two tiny harddrives running doublespace but I still couldn't run windows. Then I gave up and bought a second hand HP with windows 3.1. That thing cost me $1200.00 20years ago! It was worth more than my car.
 

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Interestingly they got there first, even before the creators of the internet, BBN technologies. And no, Al Gore didn't work for them :)
 

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]To think how far we've come technology wise in the past 50 years. I wish I could look ahead 500 then maybe 5,000 years into the future and see where technology has taken us. It would be fascinating and scary....[/citation]
yes it would be cool if you could get 1 day every 50 years to see the future. Even to go back 1 day every 50 years would be cool.
 

WyomingKnott

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And the first dot-com to go bust was when?

(OK. I admit it's not really significant. A majority of any kind of business go bust. The question was meant to be amusing. No refutations, please)
 

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I miss the wonder and excitement of those early days. Now, everything seems so old and "been done before". There was a time when a person who knew how do anything on a computer was a "whiz" or "guru". lol Then there were the punks who would hang out at Target writing unsaveable programs on Commie 64's and Vic-20's. "Jermaine, pass me a tissue...."
 
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