The Web at 20: It Changed Everything

Happy Birthday, Interwebz! How far you've come. See, if the Internet drew its first breath in the fall of 1969, it took its first steps toward its potential on August 6, 1991. Took awhile there. But it was this first step that was just the beginning. » 8/06/11 3:00pm 8/06/11 3:00pm

CompuServe Classic Finally Laid To Rest

Have you noticed anything different about your inbox this week? Where are all the weirdly threatening chain letters from family members you've never met? The hyperventilating urgent FWD: FWD: FWD: messages about Barack Obama's secret Hellenic Polytheism? Your tri-weekly update on the power of prayer, told through… » 7/06/09 5:36am 7/06/09 5:36am

The Inevitable Rise of Internet News, Circa 1981

"Engineers now predict the day will come when we get all our newspapers and magazines by home computer," the narrator says with a hint of sarcasm, continuing, "but that's a few years off." Indeed. » 1/29/09 8:07am 1/29/09 8:07am