Tag: Web History

GeoCities screenshots captured from Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied’s Tumblr ‘One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age’.

GeoCities – where many of us lost our HTML virginity

Founded in 1994, Beverly Hills Internet was a Web hosting business based in California. In mid-1995,…

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You haven’t lived until you’ve died in a MUD

When student friends Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle created Multi-User Dungeon at Essex University in the…

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Hey you, Get Off Of My Cloud

On June 24th 1993, Severe Tire Damage performed the first live concert on the Net. Their…

Hedy Lamarr

The secret history of WiFi

In 1933, the most popular film was King Kong but the most talked about was Ecstasy,…

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When CERN came to visit

Myself and my fellow digital archaeologists, Kalle Everland and Jesper Lycke, were very happy to welcome…

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Error 404: Digital Shoreditch 2013

Appearing as part of Digital Shoreditch’s Great Digital Exhibition, Error 404 celebrates websites made by the…

Hayes Smartmodem

Get off the Internet, I need to make a call

The screech of a dial-up modem is unforgettable to anyone who accessed the web in the…

Everything that can be digital, will be

Everything that can be digital, will be

Whereas California’s pedigree in high-tech engineering produced a concentration of ambitious dot com companies, New York,…

Gabocorp and George Liquor, 1997

Macromedia Flash back

In January 1993, Jonathan Gay, Charlie Jackson and Michelle Welsh founded FutureWave Software with the vision…

The Nexus Browser

Web archiving is only half the equation

Archiving websites is not a new idea. The British Library, the Library of Congress and many…

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What is Digital Archaeology?

The web is just two-decades old but during this short time it has totally transformed our…