Internet ‘96: A fascinating look at the Internet back in 1996. It wasn’t a greatest of places, actually. Many screencaps. McDonalds…wow.
I decided to peruse the Wayback Machine’s earliest archives to see what the internet looked like in 1996, when I was 14 and evidently had much less free time than I do now. Much to my chagrin, few websites from these early years have been successfully archived, and many of the best preserved ones were created by fast food and soft drink corporations because they were some of the earliest adapters of the internet.