I was jaywalking.. er.. contributing on Wikipedia, when I came across a very interesting screenshot from the stone age… umm.. 1994 (what’s gotten into me?)
It’s a screenshot of the Microsoft website, back in 1994.
And look, its got a text-only link… for those lesser mortals who didn’t have browsers/computers that supported graphics 12 years ago … (And that too, I bet not more than 16 colors). In those days, the whole Microsoft website ran on just 3 servers and they used to get about 125,000 hits each day.
Just for kicks, here’s how the Microsoft website looks like today (4-Feb-2006):
Today its the world’s most visited website – I love this company!
“A Brief history of Microsoft on the Web”