When does internet name calling originate?
What shall you call your new browser? Why not go to the OPERA for inspiration or go to the museum for inspiration MOSAIC exhibits? You could also draw inspiration from your local zoo’s LYNX exhibits. ;D (Geeks will get it ;D)
We’ve come a long way baby. Now the screen keeps jumping up and down and a half dozen video’s start playing followed by banners to accept cookies, notifications and subscribe. It’s like a carnival Midway. Now if I could only find the booth with the guns.
I remember when it took 20 seconds for a picture to show, now I’m streaming movies.
Maybe you should call it “Doors”…. What do you think Dogbert…?
I remember trying to download the demo for Doom! over a 28.8k baud modem. It was nearly FOUR floppy disks big! (4 megabytes!) It took more than a full day, with our phone off the hook the whole time.
I used to be able to use google as a quick reference to see if my browser was okay. Google was a simple download and if it worked, but other more complicated pages didn’t load, it was usually because the bandwidth was low. Google is a bit busier now.
The web. And we are all trapped.
Reminds me of the old Simpson’s episode where Comic Book Guy is hanging out waiting for a Picture of Captain Janeway (Voyager) to download. Oh Look, it’s at 24% – I can see her bangs…..
The real reason the early browsers were so slow is back then we were all using a 14.4 kps dail up modem over an actual hard phone landline.
It’s only worth enjoying if it’s on the Internet.
Early web browsers on relatively slow computers were something up with which we had to put (as Churchill might have put it). My (relatively late to the scene) earliest memories were of vast preference for Netscape Navigator over any then-available rival….