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What Google Would Have Looked Like in the 80’s

If any readers are old enough to remember the old BBS days before browsers, web pages and broadband WiFi connections, here’s a nostalgic throwback with a modern twist.

Snapshot of masswerk.at's rendition of Google's search engine if it was an old school BBS.


The BBS or Bulletin Board System, predated today’s speedy, graphical based internet using ASCII art and text based navigation. This rendition of what Google would have looked like in the 80’s by mass:werk actually works with live search data. (At least when the servers aren’t overloaded) Check out this video by Squirrel-Monkey.com that mass:werk based this working Google BBS on:  http://youtu.be/O8vCEg5k_d4