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Found this great video via YouTube.
Made in 1969 at the Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill, this eight minute film attempts to predict what the future of communications may be like.
Stumbled across RetroNET today. Im going to try and connect to it from my BBC Master and Amstrad CPC6128. Maybe even from my Apple II!
RetroNET is an internet portal geared toward users of “obsolete” computer systems, especially 8-bit systems of the ’70s and ’80s. The system is designed to be easily accessible to both modern and “retro” equipment.
What services are included?
- telnet access to the Master Control Program shell (MCP).
- modem access to the MCP – coming soon!
- access to the World Wide Web via the lynx browser.
- internet email and newsgroup access with pine.
- personal webspace.
- personal gopherspace.
- file transfers by ftp, zmodem and kermit.
- online BASIC programming.
- external BBS links.
- Scrawl Wall microBBS.
- …and games!
You can visit RetroNET by going to http://www.retro-net.org/
Managed to get my Atari STe on the Internet tonight… sort of..
It’s actually connecting via my Linux server over a serial cable. I’m running the TAZ terminal emulator on the STe, and connected over 9600 baud to the server. The server is running getty to host the serial terminal session. Im using eLinks to connect to websites. I can also connect to irc!
Google is launching an open source web browser to compete with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The browser is designed to be fast, and to cope with the next generation of web applications that rely on graphics and multimedia.
Called Chrome, it will launch as a beta for Windows machines in 100 countries, with Mac and Linux versions to come.
“We realised… we needed to completely rethink the browser,” said Google’s Sundar Pichai in a blog post.
The new browser will help Google take advantage of developments it is pushing online in rich web applications that are challenging traditional desktop programs.