Retro Tech stories

Before Facebook, free porn, and adorable cats talking in IM-speak took over the Internet, the Web was an untamed frontier full of mystery and wonder. As the nation embarked into the digital unknown in the late '80s and '90s, we were greeted with a bevy of companies who were going to help us experience everything this new "HTTP" landscape had to offer. So what did that look like? A lot of wild promises, for one. Some companies presented the Web as a portal where information would literally burst from of your computer screen and fly around your living room. Others just translated old ideas to a new medium, with quirky results. Let's take a little stroll back through the wild west-like years of the early Internet, and ask "Where are they now?" with some of Web 1.0's biggest players.