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Want to see what the internet looked like back in 1996?

I have compiled some screenshots of the more popular sites. How do they compare to today’s versions?

Using the Wayback Machine I put together a list of the more popular sites. Did the internet really look this bad? Well it all had to start somewhere.

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Altavista

internet 96

AOL

internet 96

Apple

internet 96

BBC.co.uk

internet 96

Lycos

internet 96

McDonalds

internet 96

Microsoft

internet 96

MSN

internet 96

NASA.gov

internet 96

Netscape

internet 96

Pizza Hut

internet 96

Site Robo4

internet 96

Wendy’s Homepage

internet 96

Wendy’s “Hallway”

internet 96

Whitehouse.gov

internet 96

Yahoo

internet 96

I hope you enjoyed the list.



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Rich is the owner and creator of Windows Guides; he spends his time breaking things on his PC so he can write how-to guides to fix the problems he creates.

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Comments

  • M Laney

    Oh that was so fun! Great post :)

  • M Laney

    Oh that was so fun! Great post :)

  • Lauren

    I never knew it looked like this…. this was fun to read

  • Lauren

    I never knew it looked like this…. this was fun to read

  • Zareen

    hahaha that was funnyyy

  • Zareen

    hahaha that was funnyyy

  • Xnna

    This was really fun to read and I am going to show my friends. Where did you get all these from?

  • Xnna

    This was really fun to read and I am going to show my friends. Where did you get all these from?

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  • Laura J

    I just showed this to my daughter who couldn’t believe we dealt with this. When I told her it sometimes took a minute or two to load a page like this she just laughed! Times have changed!

    • mommomiya ichigo

      i guess she wasnt a 90s kid then lol

  • Laura J

    I just showed this to my daughter who couldn’t believe we dealt with this. When I told her it sometimes took a minute or two to load a page like this she just laughed! Times have changed!

  • Maricela

    Classic. THank you!

  • Maricela

    Classic. THank you!

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  • Some Sites

    Some sites still look like this…

  • Some Sites

    Some sites still look like this…

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  • KsbjA

    The MSN one looks actually pretty modern. If it weren’t MSN, i’s date it with 2002+. Wait a minute… internet tutorial? Hilarious! Ahh, good old times :-)

  • KsbjA

    The MSN one looks actually pretty modern. If it weren’t MSN, i’s date it with 2002+. Wait a minute… internet tutorial? Hilarious! Ahh, good old times :-)

  • Mel

    I must have had a lot more patience back then – I mean, dialup? eww..

  • Mel

    I must have had a lot more patience back then – I mean, dialup? eww..

  • Mel

    lol – it is true! These are the guys trying to make a quick buck by putting up a crap website.

  • Mel

    lol – it is true! These are the guys trying to make a quick buck by putting up a crap website.

  • Mel

    Just imagine what your grandkids will think!

  • Mel

    Just imagine what your grandkids will think!

  • mommomiya ichigo

    wow, i wonder what the 90s kids would think of 2012 technology


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