BBS version of Google takes you back in time, won’t hog your phone line

BBS version of Google takes you back in time, won't hog your phone line

If the third digit of your birth year is a nine (or heck, a zero), you’ll likely never have experienced the true agony joy that was BBS or Bulletin Board Systems. Well, thanks to nostalgic developer Norbert Landsteiner, you can take a glimpse at how your dad got online with an HTML / JavaScript emulation BBS Google. Likewise, more seasoned travelers of the internet can take a trip down memory lane and see what Mountain View’s search engine might have looked like “back in the day.” All the details are there, right down to the familiar modem tones and ASCII graphics, it’s even somewhat functional (when the API isn’t over its limit.) So, want to appreciate that browser you complain about on twitter all the time over your LTE connection? Tab on down to the source link for a lesson in gratitude.

BBS version of Google takes you back in time, won’t hog your phone line originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 Apr 2012 15:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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