More history… Before the web there was and there will always be…

The textual Internet. At least I guess that is what you would call it. Usenet, gophers, muds, moos, all sorts of strange things. I remember the immediate pre-cursor to web sites. It was very strange navigating by keyboard and not seeing pictures. And yet it was alluring.

I remember even attempting to write guides for academics on how they might use such services. It all seems so quaint now. I wonder if they ever used them? Or even understood what might be around the corner (I certainly had no idea). Still it was a first step. Small moves, small moves…

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