20th Anniversary of Public WWW – A Vintage Experience

The first WWW page on a historic browser - requested on 2013/04/30. Quadra 650 running Mac OS 8.1 Note: The page itself could not be opened from the Cern server directly - only by downloading it with a latter Netscape browser in HTML format.Quelle: wb

The first WWW page on a historic browser – requested on 2013/04/30. Quadra 650 running Mac OS 8.1 Note: The page itself could not be opened from the Cern server directly – only by downloading it with a latter Netscape browser in HTML format.

 

 

So today we celebrate 20 years of public WWW? Well, just the right occasion for a real vintage experience. So I went to the basement and pulled out the right equipment to check out if it still works, could make a connection to ‚the net‘ and if so revel in memories. At least a partly success!

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The end of flat rates as we knew them?

Netter Zufall: Der erste Tweet von SpiegelOnline hatte auch eine Telekom-Anzeige dazwischengeschaltet. Aber mobil macht das Surfen in Großstädten leidert auch längst keinen Spass mehr.Quelle: wb

First rumours in March on SpiegelOnline – along with Telekom ad.

Since Monday this week, a hot discussion develops in Germany, when ISP Telekom declared that starting on May 2nd new DSL contracts will contain speed limits (see press release – German language only). So if new customers provided with the slowest DSL speed „up to 16Mbit/s“ reach a maximum of 75 GB transfer volume, they will have to cope with 384kbit/s until the end of the month – unless they pay extra. The limitation goes up to 400GB/month for the few ones having a „up to 200Mbit/s“ contract.

A fundamental change in business models – or a stategic move? Let’s look at the facts. Weiterlesen