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Mosaic Communications Corp

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Thanks to my friend Bruce Wyman (who is rapidly turning into my "discoverer of cool things") I have experienced a major back to the future moment with the Mosaic Communications Corporation web site.  The "Founders" page was fun as was the "What is the Internet?" page.  There are some "scary looking" pictures on the "Homepage Central" and none of the old FTP download mirrors seemed to work (or maybe Firefox is just programmed to reject downloads of Netscape 0.9 beta.)

Best of all, the Search page brings up Architext.  A search (say – on "Feld") then brings up a query.cgi pageRyan – do you think you can get that working for me by tomorrow?

Time to get back to getting ready for April Fools Day.

  • john

    ahh, if only we knew then what we know now, or is it the other way around?

  • http://www.dog-fence.org jessica

    This site really does take me back to a day I know little about. I am in my twenties and seeing a site like this seems so primitive (i guess). But when I started to think about the resources then compared to now …what a little CMS would have done for those guys haha. Anyhow, I guess I have been spoiled and pampered with the tools made available today and probably would have given up if I had to go about the “hands-on” methods that were “back-then”. Thank you for posting this site. I am going to show some friends at school and they will probably get a kick out of something like this. It's very interesting though!

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      It is pretty remarkable the difference 12 years makes.

  • Karl Kister

    Ah, memories… I need to dig up the contract we had with Mosaic in early 1994 for the soon to be released “Netsite Commerce Server.” I remember the day well when they changed the price initially quoted in our contract from $25,000 to $5,000, and we went ahead and bought it. A web-hosting company, whoa, what? Oh, and remember checking Cool Site of the Day… every day? That rocked.

  • john

    ahh, if only we knew then what we know now, or is it the other way around?

  • jessica

    This site really does take me back to a day I know little about. I am in my twenties and seeing a site like this seems so primitive (i guess). But when I started to think about the resources then compared to now …what a little CMS would have done for those guys haha. Anyhow, I guess I have been spoiled and pampered with the tools made available today and probably would have given up if I had to go about the "hands-on" methods that were "back-then". Thank you for posting this site. I am going to show some friends at school and they will probably get a kick out of something like this. It's very interesting though!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    It is pretty remarkable the difference 12 years makes.

  • Karl Kister

    Ah, memories… I need to dig up the contract we had with Mosaic in early 1994 for the soon to be released "Netsite Commerce Server." I remember the day well when they changed the price initially quoted in our contract from $25,000 to $5,000, and we went ahead and bought it. A web-hosting company, whoa, what? Oh, and remember checking Cool Site of the Day… every day? That rocked.

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