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[ih] Copy of first web page discovered

And of course, anonymous FTP started almost immediately after FTP was 
available and as for accessing the NIC, there was TNLS as you say, 
but also the NLS on an IMLAC.  That would be the first use of 
hypertext over the 'Net.

Should we throw NetEd in here as well!?  ;-)

Take care,

At 8:58 AM +0200 5/31/13, Dave Crocker wrote:
>On 5/31/2013 7:35 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>Fun, but of course it still isn't the first web page. That
>>was text-only and the browser was called www. I don't think
>>anybody has that one.
>>Even this page makes it clear that info.cern.ch was older.
>In terms of the historical arc that has (so far) culminated in 
>creation of the web, I'd be especially interested to see the first 
>anonymous FTP file or -- much later -- the first gopher page.
>(One could argue that telneting to the SRI Augmentation Research 
>Center's system was the first serious network-based document 
>archive, but the retrieval interface was just terminal emulation and 
>I'd prefer it have a network quality to it, such as FTP.)
>Anonymous FTP was really the first network-wide standard mechanism 
>for publishing and obtaining stray documents around the net.
>Gopher was the first globally "integrated" document accessing 
>mechanism and was widely used by 1990.
>In fact the first time I fully understood what the net would become 
>was in 1990, when giving a demo of Internet technology to some phone 
>company folks.
>There was a gopher page that gave a choice among regions of the 
>world and someone in the class suggested the South Pacific choice. 
>The sequence continued through New Zealand and Wellington.  When I 
>saw that the next page included a choice of "Town Council" I stopped 
>asking the class to make the choice and took over.  Underneath that 
>choice was a choice for "Minutes" and indeed, it led to the 
>Wellington New Zealand Town Council minutes for a meeting the 
>preceding week.
>If non-geeks were willing to publish that sort of material on the 
>net, everyone was going to publish everything...
>Dave Crocker
>Brandenburg InternetWorking