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

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
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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psycros

TS Evangelist
"American Online"...?

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

MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
At one point, Netscape’s web browser was used by more than 90 percent of the market but that was before Microsoft decided to build its own browser, Internet Explorer.
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.
 

Railman

TS Booster
At one point, Netscape’s web browser was used by more than 90 percent of the market but that was before Microsoft decided to build its own browser, Internet Explorer.
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.
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.
 

captaincranky

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

Railman

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