Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 22:44 UTC
Internet & Networking Conventional wisdom has it that Mosaic was the first graphical web browser. Even though Mosaic - the basis for Netscape - certainly kickstarted the web revolution, it wasn't the first graphical web browser at all - that honour goes to Erwise, developed by four Finnish college students in 1991. It was more advanced than Mosaic, ran on the X Window System, but didn't catch on in the end. The four developers recently gave an interview detailing Erwise and its history.
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nice
by stooovie on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 23:28 UTC
stooovie
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2006-01-25

Wow, I love these history lessons. We've come a long way, but not really. It's still a matter of clicking into a window full of text. But ignore me, I have just finished a paper on new media, interfaces and mediation ;)

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RE: nice
by Doc Pain on Wed 4th Mar 2009 13:33 in reply to "nice"
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2006-10-08

It's worth knowing where all the stuff we take for granted today originally came from. Especially in IT these "history lessons", which I often consider basic knowledge, are a good chance to invest some time to learn something new. As usual, it's possible to see that several concepts that the oh so clever marketing guys present to the public as "all new", "just invented" or "milestone" often have already been around for a while.

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