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Old 2020-12-07, 14:34   #20
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Back in the day, there was a text-based web browser called lynx. Back then, it was the transmission rate of a dialup modem, rather than the amount of RAM in the computer, that made lynx seem so much faster than any graphics-based browser. Besides -- even when my ISP was down, I could dial up my public library's online card catalog, go from there to a university library's card catalog, and there gain access to the lynx browser. I could then check on what was wrong at my ISP, and go to any web site whose address I could type in or navigate to. That sucker left graphics-based browsers in the dust.

As to resource-hoggong software, I defer to the late Arthur C. Clarke:

CLARKE LAUNCHES `3001: FINAL ODYSSEY'
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Clark's voice and image, at 4 to 5 images a second, joined a panel discussion at the University of Illinois' Cyberfest '97 in Urbana, HAL's "birthplace." At the conference, Clarke chose his preference for HAL's first words: "Good morning, doctors. I have taken the liberty of removing Windows 95 from my hard drive."
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