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    historical moments on the internet

    remember Doom ?
    in fact remember a few moments in net history

    http://www.shift.com/print/10.3/398/1.html

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    They missed a big one as I see it:

    May 7th 1996

    Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today unveiled Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0, Netscape's premium client software. Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 combines the features of the recently introduced Netscape Navigator 3.0 with easy-to-use Internet and intranet publishing capabilities, enabling WYSIWYG creation of Web documents that can include Live Objects such as JavaScript, audio or video. A public beta version of Netscape Navigator Gold 3.0 can be downloaded immediately free of charge from the Netscape Internet site.

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    Greg Moore
    Former Webhost... now, just a guy.

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    yes, the amazing netscape (hoh!)


    and amazing that this thread wasn't picked up

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    I cant remember the name of it..but what about that virus that was using a hole in the Windows 2000 server to get in and shut down like all the server to cause the entire internet to crash...it never fully happpened but remember the scare? it wasnt long ago..what was it called???

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    are you sure it wasn't the infamous Y2K


    and honestly who can remember anymore:

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    no wasnt that....

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    For me it was Feb 23, 1999, the day I got online.

    Before that I had a life.
    You'll get fewer complaints from over performing than from over promising.

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    THIS GOT RUNNER UP??? Come on, #1 right here


    The Pam and Tommy Lee videotape
    1997 - The video was never supposed to be public. But when MPEGs surfaced of a pirated, XXX-rated home video of Pam Anderson bonking her feral hubby Tommy Lee, the net exploded in traffic. Search engines groaned under the traffic; indeed, the Anderson video arguably helped bring the internet into the mainstream -- as millions of horny, curious middle Americans (including Kid Rock?) flocked online for the first time to hunt for it. If nothing else, it showed that the (ahem) biggest content online is, and always will be, sex.
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    Anyone remember MUDS? About the same as the online games like ever quest or unreal but all asci text/dos prompt type stuff.

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    Does anyone play that anymore?

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    Do you even remember before the Internet? Renegade BBS?
    Kaumil P.

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    Before that we had Fidonet and the demo scene on Sinclair, Amstrad and Commodores

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    Anyone remember Kevin Mitnick?

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    Anyone remember the BBS "door" as they used to call them called Pimpwars.. lol..

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    I remember some old BBSes.

    I also remember waiting at least a minute for a page of text to download.

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    I remember getting busy signals!!! Enough said!
    Kaumil P.

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    Ahh... BBSs... those were the days.

    I used to run a BBS back in the days... using WWIV. Good times indeed. haha

    But doors... I don't remember Pimpwars. Some of the doors I ran were Legend of the Red Dragon, BRE, SRE, Food Fight, TradeWars, Cannons and Catapults, umm... that's all I remember now. Ohhhh and there was the door I made myself called 'Talk with Joe'

    But yep yep... I had a fidoNET feed to my BBS as well. It was great!!

    Remember the ASCII art BBSs used to have?

    Ahh... good memories

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    Anyone remember Kevin Mitnick?
    Wow, I cannot believe they missed out on Kevin Mitnick (actually, IMO, that entire list compiled by SHIFT was mindlessly created).

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