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Friday, May 4 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
The Internet Before the Web

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Say you've been on the Internet before the Web existed, and the young punks just won't believe you. But we had an Internet before web browsers. Before cable modems.

Maybe you remember 56K modems? Well, that K is a big deal. Some of us had 0.0375K modems... and we built applications on it. We ran services. We had social networking, and news, and chat, all without a lick of JavaScript.

TCP/IP? That's for newbies. Network Protocol or death!

Come hear about what made the Internet awesome without the Web... and start to consider what comes after the web.

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Michael W. Lucas

I pay the mortgage writing novels and nonfiction books. Best known for BSD tech books, the Immortal Clay series, and (heaven help me) satirical Linux erotica. Talk to me about BSD operating systems, pet rats, martial arts, writing and publishing, and gelato.Latest tech books: SSH... Read More →
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Dave Phillips

Co-Founder, IT in the D / Podcast Detroit
I'm the geek that’s been pushed into management roles over the span of my career. I've been a helpdesk jockey, a team lead, a systems architect and even a Vice President over the course of more than 20 years in information technology for a variety of industries. I've been profiled... Read More →

Friday May 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm EDT
Algonquin B