When I first got on the web around 1995, WebCrawler was The Search Engine. There were a few others of course. If nothing else, a couple yahoos from Stanford were making an archive of every link on the internet.
I loved WebCrawler. It was the Google of its day. I didn’t realize it was still around, but it has its 10 year anniversary this month.
I’ve been meaning to do a post reminiscing on what it was like in the earlier days of the Internet, when most people used pine or elm for their email, and Mosaic was just starting to beat Lynx as the most dominant browser. Someday.