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Discussion in 'Platypus Comix' started by Peter Paltridge, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    This is the story of the thrift shop item that had remained unopened since 1995: "INTERNET IN A BOX."

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    If you can remember existing within this year, you'll feel pretty darn old. Barely anything about this product still applies to the Net of today and no portion of it can be installed without emulation. Also, you can't go online with it anymore since it looks for a dial-up modem (unless you're using one!)

    Anyway, get to the pictures, they're both amusing and sad.
    Opening an Internet time capsule

    My favorite part is the included "Entire Internet Directory" in paperback.
     
  2. Kung-Fu Yoshi

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    Pretty interesting.

    I wonder what would happen if the modem were used. Would it work?
     
  3. rockmonster

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    Yay, it's as old as I am!

    Interesting stuff, including the primitive search engine.
     
  4. Dsneybuf

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    CompuServe was actually the first Internet browser I ever used at home, and the one I made my first email address through.
     
  5. Peter Paltridge

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    Same here. Boy, do I have bad memories of that terrible service.
     
  6. rockmonster

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    My first browser was PeoplePC. It was alright.
     
  7. Bakertoons

    Bakertoons One Sly Princess
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    Wow, I'm old enough to remember Windows 95 and using it. Oh the horrors of it all.

    I remember enjoying "Chip's Challenge", though.
     
  8. Chris

    Chris I am a DuMont production.

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    Chip's Challenge is also on the Atari Lynx.
     
  9. JoeMabbon

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    Window 95...wow. Hard to believe its been so long.
     
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    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was on the front line of telephone tech support for this product in my senior year of college at the University of Washington. What a huge pain. SPRY Inc. was bought out by CompuServe the following year.
     

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