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The Mac512 User Group Takes Us On A Tour Through... eWorld

The Mac512 User Group Takes Us On A Tour Through... eWorld

by , 7:00 AM EST, March 8th, 2001


This image was shot by Phil Nichols,
and can be found on
Scott Converse's eWorld site.
Remember eWorld? eWorld was Apple's online service that existed before the Internet and Web as we know them today. Launched in June of 1994 and available exclusively to Mac users, eWorld had a small, but loyal user base that reached 147,500 users at the time of its closing in 1996. eWorld's subscriber base was sold to AOL, a growing online service that had grown up with eWorld as a competitor.

The Mac512 User Group is offering a tour of eWorld with some screenshots, information, and links to even more information. According to Mac512:

The Mac 512 and The Mac 512 User Group have posted a memorial web page summarizing Apple's eWorld online service which was available from 1993 - 1996. Join us on a multimedia tour as we relive some of its glorious past.

This is a nice trip down memory lane for those of you who remember eWorld, and an educational look at a piece of Apple's past for those who don't. The Internet and the Web have both come a long way since 1996.

The Mac Observer Spin:

As Mr. Converse points out on his site, eWorld is a classic case of missed opportunity for Apple. Read the full story at his site. We recommend visiting both the Mac512 tribute and Mr. Converse's eWorld story as they are entirely complementary to each other. Mr. Converse was one of architects of the eWorld project for Apple.

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