Thursday, September 11, 2014
Early PC days at Drake
One database we had for example was called Academic Abstracts that had articles from a small number of journals, and didn't cover many years at all. It wasn't until early 1996 that we had a PC or two on the floor connected to the Internet, which had just become enhanced by the advent of the WWW. Before that we had two "dumb terminals" to search the Internet; they connected to the Prime mainframe and you could search "Archie" or "Veronica," which were "gopher" index tools. It was early days indeed!