February 28, 2000
12:25 AM   Subscribe

Through a random series of events, Jamie Zawinski (oooh, I'm such a name dropper :) sent me some very old archives of the Mosaic/Netscape sites and their beta browsers. Chuck Lau, the originator of the Netscape Museum has cleaned up some of them and has just put October 1994's entire mcom.com site online. Chuck's working on getting the others online (there's at least 5 or 6 more archives of the site at different points in 1994 and early 1995), and will also be putting up a page linking to an archive of the very oldest of Netscape/Mosaic's browsers. The browsers are currently sitting in dissarray on my workstation here. I tried out Mosaic 0.4 beta on my windows machine, about the only site that worked in it was Yahoo's.
posted by mathowie (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is great!

Glad to see I'm not the only antique browser enthusiast.
posted by timmee at 6:25 AM on February 28, 2000

Too bad the interlaced GIFs don't use the "window blind" display method anymore.
posted by schampeo at 7:54 AM on February 28, 2000

Speaking of early Netscape, Bay Area MFers can watch "Code Rush" on KQED tonight. The rest of you have to wait. Nyah, nyah.
posted by luke at 10:29 AM on February 28, 2000

I'm an idiot. "Code Rush" is on KTEH tonight, not KQED. National debut comes March 30.
posted by luke at 11:50 AM on February 28, 2000

Oh, I forgot to include a funny story about the first Mosaic site, which I included on my evolt.org post about this.
posted by mathowie at 2:27 PM on February 28, 2000

Just noticed something when i was approving your evolt article
Matt - you spell his first name wrong :) Should be jamie, not jaime..

Shine on you crazy diamond :)
posted by djc at 4:08 PM on February 28, 2000

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