List compiled by Andy Robertson
1. “IMDB” (1993)
I’m just as surprised as you are to see this website was up as early as 1993 because, alongside Rotten Tomatoes, this is the go-to website to find information about movies. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been to this website when trying to find if a movie or TV show is worth watching or who was in what. It has become to the industry what Google has become to the rest of the world. Without it, how would we ever keep up?
2. “Space Jam” (1996)
If you were a kid during 1996, chances are you saw this great movie starring our generation’s greatest basketball player: Michael Jordan. There’s plenty of stuff to look at on this website to keep yourself entertained, and it still provides links to NBA.com and other basketball outlets. If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and want to feel like a kid again, search for this website and relive the magic that was “Space Jam” in all of its glory.
3. “Internet Explorer is EVIL!” (1998) The story behind this website is a guy was upset with being forced to download Internet Explorer 4 when Microsoft released Windows 95. The website creator said the browser was buggy and not as good as IE3. Well guy, we think Internet Explorer sucks today, too. The website’s home page features a picture of Bill Gates with horns in front of a fiery pentagram. There’s also a humorous section that I’ll let you see for yourself.
4. “The Lost World” (1997)
Want to brush up on your dinosaurs before Chris Pratt hits the big screen this summer in “Jurassic World”? Well, I have the perfect website for you, and it’s about as old as the Jurassic period. But seriously, the website has five main pages where you can click to read about marketing, security, systems, read a letter to humans and, of course, read about dinosaurs. If Miami Heat center Chris Bosh wasn’t dealing with a serious health issue, this would make for a perfect joke.
5. “FOGCAM!” (1994)
“FOGCAM!” was a student project in 1994 for the San Francisco State University instructional technologies department. The Fogcam wasn’t the first webcam, but it is the oldest. If you have nothing to do, you can watch a picture of a person in motion from about 50 feet away or watch a truck stop. The webcam is not what we think of today. It changes images every 20 seconds. The camera is blurry and focused on Burk Hall and Café Rosso on the SFSU campus.