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[ih] Copy of first web page discovered

On 5/31/2013 3:23 PM, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> On 5/31/2013 1:58 AM, 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...
> Where do HYTELNET and archie fit in this fabric?  Or the inter-site
> capabilities of LISTPROC?

I think I meant "LISTSERV" - the BITNET engine.

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