Monday, November 20, 2006

Remember when

I have been looking back at the early days of the Internet and came across the early citations still held about Usenet posting in Google Groups.
Today they seem quaint:
----- 11 May 1981 Oldest Usenet article in the Google Groups Archive
-------- May 1981 First mention of Microsoft
-------- Jun 1981 A logical map of Usenet when it was still small

-------- Jun 1981 First mention of Microsoft MS-DOS
-------- Aug 1981 First review of the IBM-PC
-------- Oct 1981 TCP/IP Digest #1
First mention of Microsoft!

Who remembers the debate between Word Perfect and Word. It was a big issue when we were all decisding which standards we are going to use (and I remember the pain moving to Word)