Lord Dimwit: I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time.
thesloppy: Lord Dimwit: I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time.Sure, but you had to Gopher into a nearby university, to get access to Telnet into a BBS, to find an FTP site full of ten-year old Playboy centerfold scans that took a half-hour to download, per picture.
fatalvenom: Probably protecting those poor women against those big meanies.
Lord Dimwit: Facebook just makes me think of the Balkanization of the web. I remember when the web was wide open and free. I remember browsing the web on an Amiga in, jeez, 1993 or so. The world was infinite and accessible all at the same time. And then, after the September That Never Ended, and the commercialization of the Web, we've gotten what I can only think of as Balkanized.It used to be that anyone could go anywhere, pretty much. Now I'm missing out on who knows how much because I don't have a Facebook account. Huge portions of the web are behind paywalls and logins. What used to be accessible to anyone is now only accessible to certain people. What's worse, is the content creators are starting to target these walled gardens in preference to the open web - I've seen URLs for movies that were just "facebook/moviename".It's a shame.
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