Memories of Netscape

For some unexplained and probably unexplainable reason I was thinking of Netscape this morning.

It was the time of the morning when unconscious sleep is inching reluctantly toward conscious wakefulness … and the subconscious has free rein to dream up all kinds of irrelevant nonsense.

I have to say, I felt some nostalgia for those days in the early 90s … the little satellite zipping around the globe while a page was loading slowly on your 28.8 kbps modem … the mostly-gray web with blue links.

This is a sad end to a technology that, with Mosaic, essentially created the web experience:

Given AOL’s current business focus and the success the Mozilla Foundation has had in developing critically-acclaimed products, we feel it’s the right time to end development of Netscape branded software.

What odd things come to mind in the small hours of the morning.


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