I Like Your Bangs
When we finally meet in person, years after I abandoned my account, I have to rub my eyes to make sure I hadn’t just blinked through a particularly vivid afterimage.
The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up
In the early 1970s, Canada envisioned a Trans-Canada Computer Communications Network free from US control.
The Women Pioneers of the Internet Say There Have Always Been Trolls
A new book released this week tells the untold stories of the internet’s early days.
Mapping the Internet Was Really Easy in 1973
Behold, ARPANET in the early 1970s.
Steve Wozniak Was My Computer Teacher in 1995
The Apple co-founder spent his own money, and more importantly, lots of his own time, showing us public school kids how to use the early internet.
An Obscure Peter Gabriel Benefit Concert Helped Bring the Internet to the World
It took a while for the internet to turn into a major global force, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. (Peter Gabriel deserves at least some of the credit.)
The Forgotten Early History of Fanfiction
Before Fifty Shades of Grey, early fanfiction authors carved out their own little homes on the burgeoning internet.
How AOL Instant Messenger Shaped the Sexuality of a Generation
My Life Online
The Web 1.0 Music of Jerome LOL
Jerome LOL is a young artist who found his niche in reappropriating GIFs and images from the early days of the internet—a time he calls web 1.0. His work hits a certain nostalgic nerve, and if you remember Rihanna's 'SNL' performance with the dolphins...
The Mojave Phone Booth Is Still Ringing
Nowadays, we're all alone together and catching viruses left and right from the comfort of laptops in bed. But back in the Wild West of 1990s Internet, when something really caught fire on the 'net people literally hopped into their cars and drove for...