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The First Web Apps: 5 Apps That Shaped the Internet as We Know It

Interesting history for computer geeks

“Most of the hackers we knew used this program called X Windows, where you could be using a program that was running on some remote machine, but it would be drawing stuff on your screen,” said Graham. “All the brains were on the server.” “Could we just treat the browser like an xterm (a terminal that only ran X Windows), and have the application running on the server?”

That was the killer idea, the paradigm change of web-based software.

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