I remember sitting in my elementary school playing Oregon Trail (and dying several times from Cholera or losing an Oxen while fording the stream) and thinking that it was the coolest thing ever to have a video game. My little brain back then would have exploded if you had tried to explain the news and advances in technology that we’ve made since the early to mid 80s. But my obviously more cognitive brain now would love to know how we lived back then without things like cell phones, the internet (as we know it), and nutella. Okay I made that last one up. I think they had nutella back then. I mean, it wasn’t the dark ages!
Regardless, what would the internet have looked like back in 1986? Imagine no longer. A group of Austrian web designers set out to figure out what the Internet’s largest search engine would have looked like in DOS form. If you don’t remember DOS, just take a gander HERE and you’ll remember pretty quickly. Reminds me of the Oregon Trail a little bit. If you can’t figure out how to use it, don’t worry, it just means you were born after the puffy paint sweatshirt craze had already subsided…and aren’t you lucky?