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24 Sep 2009 10:13


Tech: Remember Compuserve, nerds? It just hit a historic anniversary.

  • 1979 The year Compuserve launched – 30 years ago today, in fact.
  • 300 The initial modem speed, in baud, you could access the iconic service.
  • 20% Percentage of users’ time spent on the popular CB, or chat, service.
  • 10 Number of major daily newspapers on the service by 1982. Here’s a video.
  • 2009 The year AOL finally killed Compuserve’s iconic service. Sigh. source

29 Jan 2009 16:49


Tech: Reading the newspaper online in 1981 was possible. Really.

People actually waited two hours (at $5 an hour) to download the news on Compuserve. LOL. source