Posted: March 31, 2014 Filed under: Link, Welcome to Macintosh | Tags: Computer history, Web
Image from Vintage Computing & Gaming
Last year on this day I forgot to update this blog with the traditional eWorld mention. eWorld was Apple’s ill-fated online service that debuted in June 1994 — almost 20 years ago — and was shut down on March 31, 1996. Every March 31, from 2010 on, I published an eWorld-related post with some interesting links and resources about eWorld. Here are a few more:
- eWorld page on The Mac 512 website
- AOL, eWorld and an LC 580 — From Vectronic’s Apple World (a website you should really add to your bookmarks, by the way.)
- Apple Begins Eworld System — From the archives of The New York Times, a blurb dated June 21, 1994 announcing the introduction of eWorld. (Note the wrong ‘Eworld’ spelling and also that cringe-worthy ‘had began’ in the first sentence.)
- 1995 – eWorld — The on-line service from Apple — A CD/DVD .iso image made available by The Internet Archive, part of its Shareware CD Archive collection.
- Apple’s eWorld prototype from The STAAC Group website — The link provided is from the 1997 archived cache of the site (if you visit that page normally, the images won’t load). There are three useful pages. Just click on ‘Next’ to navigate.
- How to use eWorld’s Ask Apple Support area — This link’s importance isn’t strictly related to the contents of this specific page. After reading, click on ‘Home’ on the left sidebar, and you’ll be transported back in a wealth of 1995-1997 era information, made available by the UnOfficial Information Alley Home Page. Access all the available articles by clicking on ‘Table of Contents,’ and enjoy.
- eWorld, CompuServe, AOL: Which is Best? — an article published by Entertainment Weekly on August 26, 1994 (Spoiler: eWorld doesn’t get a good grade…)
- A lot of eWorld icons at the Iconfactory! (Free for personal desktop use only, of course.)
Past eWorld entries here on System Folder: