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Saabnet.com – The first 30 years!

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Thirty years online— is that a long time, or no time at all? Especially when we are talking about one web site, specially dedicated to Saab autobobiles. Saabnet.com is celebrating 30 years on the Internet this month!

Thirty years later, this forum site that gathers Saab car owners around the world, is still alive and well. Of course, at the very beginning, this online gathering site did not have a form of a website (Development of HTTP was initiated by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1989.) but a mailing list.

On this day in 1988, the very first message was posted to The Saab Network mailing list – thy had about 100 owners on it during the first year.  In the early 1990’s, the collected discussions were put online on the first version of The Saab Network web site that lives on the warp.org server (which actually connected to the server over a 28 mile wireless connection from Mountain View to San Jose CA, to an antenna on top of the Fairmont Hotel).

Congratulations on the longevity, Scott! And we are thankful this is here for all of us!


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