Monday, July 13, 2009

More Yahoo Silliness

I've seen this picture on Yahoo mail a few times promoting a video on the history of their mail service. If you a actually look at the picture, you may notice something funny... The machine in the picture is an IBM 3178C terminal designed to be connected, via coax, to an IBM mainframe. This device was capable of 80x25 green text. I could not be made to display color, nor could it be connected to a phone line.

The good news is that it could be connected to the internet using a text based browser, called Charlotte (as is Charlotte's Web). This was way before Yahoo... The only way we had to search the internet was with Gopher.

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