Technological News Portal

Google BBS Lets You Use Google As It Would’ve Been In 1980s

Have you ever wondered how Google would have looked like and worked back in the 1980s when dial-up connections took forever to connect and their dialing sounds were a torture to our hearing? Well, if you have been intrigued by such a notion, you need to check out Google  BBS which lets you have a taste of just such a fantasy.

Back in the 1980s, LCDs were also an alien concept and CRT monitors were in vogue. So to have a true feeling of a 1980s-Google-display, you would require to see that on a CRT-like display.

Google BBS has been developed by Norbert Landsteiner, who is both a developer and a designer. Google BBS makes use of the actual Google (yes, the one from the modern era) but it comes with a front-end to Google. This front-end is where the magic lies. Landsteiner has rendered it as a display on a CRT and lit up with some ASCII art. Moreover, it is styled like a bulletin board of 1980s.

You may need a while to finally get a search query through. But it is definitely worth a shot since it gives one a glimpse of how fast we have moved on in the world of technology.


Why Not Join 250,000+ Readers, Like You!

Your information will never be shared