Re: The Many Faces (And Names) of Mozilla
- Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:27:34 -0800
- From: Michael Gordon <toby.sophie@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: The Many Faces (And Names) of Mozilla
On 1/22/2018 12:19 AM, Daniel wrote:
Wolf K wrote:
People who kvetch about browsers should be forced to go back to
pre-browser times, just to get an idea of how good they have it.
For me it's people who bitch about how slow their current-day computers
are!! Try an 8086 CPU with a 4.7 MHz (yes, MHz) clock!! Or an Apple IIE
Switch on your computer, go make yourself a cup of Tea and then go out
to Dinner and come back and the computer might have booted ... well,
I find it very interesting, that an old cliche, 'What goes around comes
around'; is now coming back to the kids in a big way.
Anybody around here recall a tiny network named ARPANET?
With ARPA we used a keyboard, UNIX clone, an 8086 12 port multi-user
computer, connected by telephone wire on a military phone system. Our
major means of communication was texting with the keyboard.
Today's kids are texting; just like we did in the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
One difference, they carry their communications device in their hand
with a tiny 4 inch monitor.
From a few years ago:
"In the Beginning, ARPA created the ARPANET.
And the ARPANET was without form and void.
And darkness was upon the deep.
And the spirit of ARPA moved upon the face of the network and ARPA said,
'Let there be a protocol,' and there was a protocol. And ARPA saw that
it was good.
And ARPA said, 'Let there be more protocols,' and it was so. And ARPA
saw that it was good.
And ARPA said, 'Let there be more networks,' and it was so."
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