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This Olde Website: 2012

Jeff Baumgartner
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Jeff Baumgartner
12/28/2012
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It's time for Light Reading's annual cruise down memory lane to visit of the World Wide Web of yore. You know, when a dial-up modem and an introductory CD packed with the promise of 100 hours of free Internet access served as our window to digital delights. Or perhaps you went with another ISP of the day, and had the easy-to-remember email address of XUNJ9LWS@prodigy.net.

No matter from whence you came, delightful historic artifacts await you, as we have once again tapped the Internet Archive WayBackMachine to help take us on this year's nostalgic trip, which includes some Web shots of years gone by from Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH), Boxee and a few others.

Click on the image below to get on your way:



And to take a look back and our other looks back, please check out:



— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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paolo.franzoi
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paolo.franzoi,
User Rank: Light Beer
1/5/2013 | 2:03:15 AM
re: This Olde Website: 2012


Make Light Reading more prominent and get an archive of classic threads.  You can go back and get a chuckle from them.


Now I am going out on a limb and posting this (note if you are easily or even not so easily offended you are warned not to click).


 


http://vazaellecommunitycenter...


 


This is an archive of the best threads from my old Everquest server which merged out of existence several years ago.  I "knew" many of the partipants quite well.  For example, I was guilded with the person Jennafae who started Svarien thread.  This was about aldutery and nude photos (which are long torn down off the net). 


 


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