The first web page accessed on 60s hardware, today

The first web page accessed on 60s hardware, today

February 16, 2015 13:11 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 1 minute read

A very knowledgeable geek, Suhayl Khan, wanted to celebrate the 25 years of the World Wide Web in a very special way. He hooked a bunch of hardware from the 60s and 80s including an ASR-33 Teletype terminal and a Livermore Model B modem. Using the Teletype as the visual interface, he logs in the Solaris server that is hosting the very first webpage at CERN. He does the connection routine with an old rotary phone inside that great looking Livermore modem.

Once connected he’s navigating the Unix filesystem up to where the website is located. Then, he’s using a paper punched “bookmark” to get to the actual URL of the web page.

Thinking that we have made all this progress in 25 years, it’s very impressive to look at it all having today’s technology around us.

Via Laughing Squid