Apparently, in those more freeform pre-Blair-government days of February 1997, The Guardian (or at least those parts of the Guardian who worked Saturdays to put out the Observer) decided to put out a guide to cults.Continue reading
You just don’t get installer splash screens like this any more…
Anyway, the first shots from NCSA Mosaic 3.0 on Windows 95 should be going up as we speak.
To get Internet Explorer 5.0 for Unix (Sparc) running on the Sparc release of Solaris 7 I ended up using:
And voila! Internet Explorer 5.0 for Unix running on the Sparc release of Solaris 7.0
The toy continues.
PSPB is now up to 30 Operating System and Browser Combinations and over 50 sites. It’s a still a bit Windows-centric at the moment (though, of course, so was a lot of the tech sector back then) but this is improving as I branch out into other operating systems.
As part of the tinkering I’ve done for my Period Sites in Period Browsers project, I’ve had to keep an eye on the various pages it produces.
A few, of course, are the damaged product of a failure in somewhere my system and – of the rest – most are utterly banal, only really of interest in the context they appear.
Occasionally, some pique my curiosity. Like this short interview with Terry Pratchett about his working technology, originally recorded in 1998.
The PSPB page will be up sometime tomorrow afternoon but, until then, why not read the interview in a modern browser?
So, I’ve built a new toy. It’s called PSPB (Period Sites in Period Browsers) and it pulls pages out of the Wayback Machine and renders them in various period specific browsers and operating systems (stripping off all the Archive.org rubbish as it does so).
As of launch it only has a half-dozen Operating System/Browsers combinations and around a dozen source sites – and the site that it posts them too is rather austere – but that’s likely to change as I poke around with it and get things up and running.
While I have no real idea how long it’ll last, PSPB can currently be found here.