For those with long internet memories – here’s what those old search engines looked like back in the day.
Here’s a taste – Google in 1998. It’s amazing how even then they didn’t quite get to the completely barren screen.
And Yahoo! back when the 96 elections where it. I recall watching the election (Clinton won remember) on video over the internet, chatting in a chat room and watching streaming results come in from electorates. It was fantastic – until it all froze the moment after it was clear Clinton had won.
Check out the small advertisement, the links to categories rather than news and the Moose in the logo – they were doing the topical logo stuff well before Google existed.