Netscape's mid-'90s workplace culture was decades ahead of its time

By Shawn Knight
Mar 3, 2014
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  1. What do a giant green lizard, a fish cam, a rubber chicken and no dress code all have in common? In the 1990s, the answer was Netscape - one of the hottest Internet and telecommunications firms in the world at...

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  2. Guest17

    Guest17 TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +37

    Windows 95 and Netscape Navigator: The Beatles and the Stones of Internet history.
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,298   +665

    "American Online"...?

    And yeah, Netscape was among the top innovators of the day. Imagine if they'd merged with Yahoo.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    That's because IE was free. Their workspace may have been years ahead of it's time, but charging $35 for an internet browser sure wasn't.
  5. And the golden age of free pron begins
  6. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    But that is not the full story. I never paid a penny for Netscape and I think you will find that is true for many. It was free for home and educational use.
  7. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Not sure what was golden about it as. JPEG photo took an age to download and it was pre video streaming. ;)
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    Yeah, that's why you find a lot of really old photos, (10+ yrs), @ 1024 x 768px, the screen res of most old CRT monitors.

    Now one purveyor of "erotic art", is pushing stuff from a studio DSLR @ about 80mp resolution, or in terms of lineal resolution, 10,000 x 7500px. (The photos are still Jpeg though).

    He fancies himself an "artist", I fancy him the, "master of boor-nography.
  9. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Sounds a bit like an Edwardian photographer who specialised in erotic pictures and he would sell them to professional clients such as bank managers. the phrase 'for the decerning gentleman' came into being.

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