The internet 10 years ago

From: gil smith <>
Date: Sun Dec 1 08:05:00 2002

10 years ago, I was at Cray Research. We did trade shows over the internet
(might have been ARPA back then). Show booths had 3D SGI workstations,
connected to the net by T1 links. Simulations ran in parallel --
visualization on the workstation, and number-crunching on the big iron at
Cray (MN/WI).

Pretty cool for the time. Run a remote
car-crash/fluid-flow/electromagnetic/... simulation on the cray (which ran
a flavor of unix), then see the results moments later over the net.


>Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 10:34:02 -0800 (PST)
>From: Ethan Dicks <>
>Subject: The internet 10 years ago (was Re: Selling it off. What would you
keep ?)
>--- Peter Turnbull <> wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 17:57, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
>> > > > I just wish the internet was around 10 years ago.
>> > >
>> > > Fortunately, it was.
>> > Well, yes, but not everywhere, and _certainly_ not for everyone.
>> By the late '80's it covered most of Western Europe and the States
>> including non-academic sites. CIX (Compulink Information Exchange) was
>> founded in 1987, and Demon Internet in June 1992, both offering public
>> services in the UK. Demon charged UKP10/month for dialup access.
>10 years ago, I was doing Usenet and email through my Amiga (with two
>ST225s and a PC-XT disk controller!) with UUCP. I couldn't do ftp
>and telnet and cool stuff like that, but I could at least get a few
>newsgroups like comp.sources.amiga and rec.humor.funny delivered to my
>2400 bps, 20 MB news spool! Those were the days. Not.

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