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Old April 1 2013, 05:32 PM   #31
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Re: What the Internet looked like in 1995

Netscape? Pft. I started on the web with NCSA Mosaic. Of course, by the time it came out (January 1993), I already had an online presence for about 9 months. Of course, I don't count the time before that when I went on dial-up BBSes, since those didn't connect to the actual internet at the time.

As for our family's first computer, we had a TRS-80 Model 4. I don't remember when we got it, but it first came out in April 1983. That monster was actually still running up until ~2005!
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Old April 1 2013, 05:48 PM   #32
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^^^ Ah, Mosaic! That was my first browser as well. Brings back fond memories of waiting 5 minutes for a page to load on a fractional-T1. Was still faster then a dial-up connection, though.
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Old April 2 2013, 10:29 PM   #33
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Re: What the Internet looked like in 1995



Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry try to sell us Windows 95.
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Old April 2 2013, 10:53 PM   #34
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Re: What the Internet looked like in 1995

Hey, Windows 95 was awesome! Also, this video is adorable.
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Old April 2 2013, 11:17 PM   #35
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Re: What the Internet looked like in 1995

I remember the IE for Mac sucked. Though it did have a cool feature which allowed you to offline cache linked webpages. Thank god Firefox came along.

As for selling Macs, these were my idols:

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Old April 2 2013, 11:18 PM   #36
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I saw Mosaic at NIH in 1993 or '94 - someone in an office where I was working as a contractor was trying to talk some skeptical higher-ups into the notion that their office should have a webpage.
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Old April 2 2013, 11:26 PM   #37
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The only thing about the Mac vs PC commercials is that I always sympathize with the PC, and the Mac always seems a bit douchey. I say this as a Mac fan.
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Re: What the Internet looked like in 1995

Those Mac vs. PC ads don't quite rise to the level of this kind of awesomeness.

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Old April 2 2013, 11:34 PM   #39
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The only thing about the Mac vs PC commercials is that I always sympathize with the PC, and the Mac always seems a bit douchey. I say this as a Mac fan.
Understandable . I always preferred Umberto Eco's take on Mac vs PC from 1994.
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Old April 3 2013, 01:01 AM   #40
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The only thing about the Mac vs PC commercials is that I always sympathize with the PC, and the Mac always seems a bit douchey. I say this as a Mac fan.
Ironically Macs tend to get super bloated with junk, and uninstalling software may or may not be a nightmare (if the developer was nice enough to keep their packages self contained instead of spamming your Library folders, etc etc.)

And my Macs have crashed just as often as my PC's. Maybe that's due to my PC's hardly crashing as I am a nut for buying the best hardware, and always keeping the software up to date.
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Old April 3 2013, 03:17 AM   #41
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The only thing about the Mac vs PC commercials is that I always sympathize with the PC, and the Mac always seems a bit douchey. I say this as a Mac fan.
I don't think that's unusual - the ads really made a bit of a celebrity out of John Hodgman. In addition to his charm people may have identified somewhat with the put-upon PC character for several reasons, not least of which would be that over nine out of ten people who watched the ads had and would continue to have most of their computer experience with Windows-based computers.

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Old April 3 2013, 09:51 AM   #42
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Thanks for the trip down memory lane, that video was awesome
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Old April 3 2013, 02:26 PM   #43
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It's interesting to see the Brit versions of these ads - never seen them before. Some of them are really good and wish they did versions like those here in the US, but I think the Mac vs PC trope has been decommissioned by Apple. Haven't seen one of those in a while.
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Old April 3 2013, 02:34 PM   #44
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I imagine Apple wrapped up the versus campaign once they introduced dual-boot Intels. And yeah, just occurred to me that anyone outside UK probably hadn't seen Mitchell-Webb ads . I wonder if they did similar versus ads with region-specific celebs/comedians in other territories?
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Old April 3 2013, 11:54 PM   #45
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I remember the IE for Mac sucked.
Safari for Windows wasn't always that great either.
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