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Before the World Wide Web

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Sometime in 1993, I was talking to Erik Biever, a friend who worked at the University of Minnesota Libraries. I asked him about Gopher, since it had been getting quite a bit of press in the computer magazines. He told me, "That's not the way to go, the software costs money. You want the World Wide Web instead. I'll bring the floppy disks when Paula and I come to visit." Read more


Ma Bell wasn't everywhere

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One ringy-dingy...I got introduced to the idea that Ma Bell was not ubiquitous when my parents took me to visit their friends who ran the local phone company in Margaretville, New York--which, amazingly enough, still exists! http://www.mtcbroadband.net/ Congratulations to small businesses who provide the services that their neighbors need, and to the towns that support them! Read more




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