Does anyone remember the '92 ish AOL-type Apple online community?

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  1. TheCloseteur macrumors newbie

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    Last night I was at a social event where we were talking about the history of Apple.

    I had raised two points regarding Apple and the internet, and both I've had mental blocks for the correct names and can't find anything about them on the web.

    Around 1992, when the internet was just getting going, I signed up for an Apple-based AOL type service. For the life of me I can't remember what it's name was. Something like 'Planet Apple', 'Apple World', 'Hometown' or something like that. I remember it as being graphically set up to look like a town or community with buildings and streets for the unique destinations. If I recall correctly, there was an interface that looked like a planet or urban landscape. It was actually supposed to run, look and act like the www to compete with AOL, but I think was just shelved when it became apparent what the www was actually becoming. It only was up and running for about a year and a half. Any clue as to what that Apple service was and if there's any legacy info about it?

    And the other name I can't remember was the original wysiwyg software package that Apple released about the same time. I think it went through 3 versions and was either sold to Macromedia or just shelved too.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    I remember it. I remember being on my BBS (used to run a bbs server w/ iniquity bbs software in a dos), and I remember making fun of it in my forums! ahahah.
    DUDE do you guys remember Compuserve? ahahah The internet was Yucky back then. eeew.
    Back then it was far better to BBS. : ) Until it really started coming together, then BBS's got owned. PWNED. : ( I miss my 2 node dialup/telnet board with 400 local users and a few wierd dudes from sweden that telnetted in! : )
    i converted to apple like 2 months ago but I distinctly remember making fun of Apple Planet or whatever the hell it was.

    Anyone up for some Kinqs Quest, Fraction Fever, Oregon Trail, Monkey Island, or Kyrandia?

    Awww I miss old school computing.

    GO TANDY! : ) Radio shack... LOL.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    EWorld! But I don't recall the editor.

    EDIT: Are you referring to Quark and Quark Express?
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yes, it is called eWorld. Funny.

    I think the WYSIWYG program is called HyperCard.
     
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  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    I used Claris Works in schooooool!!! LOL
     
  7. goMac macrumors 603

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    Probably HyperCard, which was killed during development of it's 3rd version.
     
  8. TheCloseteur thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quick replies, and spot on!

    Absolutely correct. Thanks! eWorld and Claris Homepage. Used them on my Performa 6100 with a 250 mb hard drive. Now I can sleep tonight. Cheers.
     

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