Skip to comments.Great tool for seeing websites from the past..
Posted on 12/06/2005 2:58:25 PM PST by Spackidagoosh
Browse through 40 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible.
Just skip that and use an old 386! I can view web pages from the early 80's on mine!
It works! I just found my old website no pictures, and some pages are missing but most of it is there.
I was on Compuserve, AOL and Prodigy way before the web came to be. Also a bunch of old BBS's. It would be neat to see those again.
Anyone can write to the Wayback Machine (owned now by Google) and request specific site entries if not entire site content be removed. If need be.
If you have content on the web that's been rewritten or revamped or edited or even that you've removed later for whatever reason(s), and you don't want the earlier pages/content/even an entire site to be accessed by anyone in the future, you can email the WaybackMachine, provide the specific dates that the pages are cached and referenced in their site search results, and prove your ownership of the material, and they'll remove the content.
There's also a script that you can place in the header of a website index page that will turn robots away, preventing any further caching by the WaybackMachine.
It also turns away Google's advertising robot, which inserts advertising key words on pages they cache unless you turn them away with the script.
I just break out my Wayback Laptop...
I was on Compuserve, I would love to see the stuff I wrote on the 1992 election.
Ahh...been quite a while since I've used ProComm+.
True! Thats the ultimate GUI !!! It had controls for both vertical and horizontal, simple "clear screen" function, wireless and portable, and was the very first thin line flat screen monitor ever available !!!
WOW !!! :)
Nice, but I'm not in the mood to ressurrect my 28.8 modem.
So go to bbsmates.com--"dialing up the past"--a time "when high speed was 1200 baud".
Shoot, I think the junkbox still has a 1200 baud modem card in it... also 2400, 9600, and maybe a 14.4K.
Sure was faster than the 60 words-per-minute of the old radioteletype setup I had, though.
I think I paid an extra $100 to Dell for mine, 14.4 being standard. At 28.8, I was rocket man.
I remember the jump from 300 to 1200 like being supercharged. Compuserve, Genie, and Delphi. And a whole lot of long-dead BBS's... I think the first time I saw the term "email" was on some general aviation board I ran across in 1981.
wow, that’s nice image..
I tried the wayback machine now, but could not find screenshots of how http://www.5rooms.com looked like in 2012.