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New Google Search Site Enables Searches ’80s-Style

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If you experienced the ’80s, you know that during that decade there were a lot of things that inspired us, and there were also things that made us positive and ultimately annoyed. The first is kind of easy to understand, but the annoyance of the ’80s could be one of the harder ones to figure out. What exactly made us annoyed and why? Well, it’s not quite as difficult to understand as you might think since the fact is that we could all predict what was to come in the future when it came to Internet speed, content and experiences. We could have predicted it in the most accurate of ways, but we didn’t have the technology to take us there yet. That is what has been developed in the years since then. Now that we are here, we can marvel over the retro ways things worked back then. It’s quite an interesting paradox if you ask me.

If you were among the lucky ones, you remember the BBS (Bulletin Board System) approach to communities, software sharing and all kinds of fun things. However, back then we had our baud modems and they made a noise that has been imprinted in our minds ever since. It so happens that there is a new site called Google BBS Terminal that will enable you to do searches on Google while the site looks and operates as if it were available back in the days when the Internet was still in its infancy.

It’s a surreal experience that will retrotouch anyone who experienced the dial-up connections in the ’80s. It’s quite well done as well, and I find myself making searches for the most ridiculous things just for the fun of it. It makes me think that the site only indexed sites that were available in the ’80s as well, and not the wide millions and millions of sites that are available today. Whether that is true or not, I don’t know, but it would certainly make perfect sense. Have a go and let yourself be retrofied for a second time. It’s way worth the amount of time to dial up since that is exactly what it will simulate when you first log into the site. This is just maddening cool… and a little bit annoying,

Click To Start Google-Searching ’80s-Style

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Via: [EXTRALIFE]

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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