Before the web, there was usenet. Take a walk down memory lane with Google’s 20 Year Usenet Timeline. The timeline is posted in honor of 20 years worth of newsgroup archives available at Google. Here are a few highlights:

  • Aug 1982 First mention of the Commodore 64
  • Aug 1982 First mention of Apple’s Lisa and Macintosh products
  • Nov 1983 First mention of Microsoft Windows
  • Sep 1989 First mention of The Simpsons
  • Aug 1991 Tim Berners-Lee’s announcement of the World Wide Web project
  • Oct 1991 Linus Torvalds’ Linux announcement

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