Document and share the NeXT browser / editor experience

The first browser built by Tim Berners-Lee was far from primitive: enable people to experience it

Hello Nexus!

Check out the screenshot that Jim Boulton just shared with me. He's fitted his NeXT machine with a floppy disk drive and is meticulously documenting the NeXTstep WorldWideWeb browser / editor experience. I can't wait to see more.

First hands-on experience with the Nexus browser

Silvia, Cian and I had meetings in London yesterday. We took the opportunity to take Jim Boulton up on his invitation to check out his NeXT at the Error 404 exhibition. We haven't yet got our clone of Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT up and running, so this was the first time for us to get hands on with the original WWW browser.

Help with the NeXT

We had some good leads this week for help with the NeXT which I thought I would share here briefly in response to a number of "what's happening?" queries we are getting.

We want to  do a couple of things with the NeXT: 

Huge interest

We were quite astonished at the level of interest in the project when it was announced yesterday, on the twentieth anniversary of CERN making WWW royalty free. Hundreds of thousands of people came to check in on the first website and to learn about the project to restore it.

We have a great number of leads that came up following yesterday's publicity. People who have old machines lying around; copies of files that may be of use; expertise; ideas; stories. This is fantastic. Thank you.

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