Once Upon: Famous Websites Sent Back in Time to 1997

The internet has evolved greatly through the years, and the technologies have evolved considerably. What we take for granted in the contemporary web, did not exist about a decade ago. Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied recreated three famous websites of today for the project Once Upon, to match what they would have been had they come around in 1997.

They have created versions for Google+, YouTube and Facebook, all optimized to run on Netscape Navigator 4.03, running on Windows 95. Taking it a step further, the server itself is limited to a mere 8 kb/s speed, the standard in 1997.

Via today and tomorrow

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