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[ih] Internet History - Commercialization (was Re: When did "32" bits for IP register as "not enough"?)

Joly MacFie <joly at punkcast.com> wrote:

> Speaking as someone who was entirely outside the mainstream of Internet
> development, and just looking to swap media with other folks, even trumpet
> winsock etc was beyond our grasp.
> The walls fell with the release of Netcom's Netcruiser in 94, essentially
> ip/tcp, mosaic, archie, gopher, irc, telnet, ftp in a box.  That, combined
> with a 386 system, and the world was your oyster.

I was wondering what effect KA9Q had on low-end adoption. I turned up
later, but I remember stories from early (1992 ish) dial-up commercial
Internet users who relied on KA9Q.

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