Web Browsers


Before the invention of the computerised Web Browser, the job was done by hand. At this time, even with the Internet taking up 1/64 of the space it does now, the task was huge, and AOL who then owned the Internet, would employ over 800 people to browse the webs.

During these early days, the only way to view a website would be to order it from a monthly catalogue published by AOL. One of the browsers would then take a copy from the warehouse and it would be mailed out. 404 errors were common, as popular sites would often already be loaned out.

Now thanks to computerisation, this is all done automatically, and the Internet is now run by one man.

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