After a couple days of rest, the groin pain subsided almost entirely. I did an easy jog this morning to try it out and there was only a little soreness. So, I'm thinking/hoping it was a muscle spasm and not a real pull/strain.
How about a taste of Wired magazine from mid-1994? When i first saw Wired, I was blown away. The content and look of the magazine was unlike anything I has seen before. Of course, publishing started to fall apart once the internet took off, but the mid-90s was the apex of magazine culture. * Did "Zippies" survive any longer than this issue? They seem to be proto-tech-rave-burners. * 3 of 4 experts thought we'd have humans on mars by now. * I am still awaiting the pneumatic revolution. * Another internet dial-up: GEnie (which is the one I started with) * I't fascinating to me that there were physical magazines which described what was happening in Usenet newsgroups. * Myst at its height: Now available on MPC! * Who owns case law is something still being navigated in the courts. You'd think it'd be obvious what's best for the citizen and government, but then you wouldn't understand America. * Interesting music Wired liked/advertised. Note that you would call on the phone, and dial the access code to hear a snippet. No internet method for getting it. (Bobs!) * I miss fancy envelopes in the Letters section of magazines.
And I've got a 1994 Dr. Dobb's. * RIFF files? * PC-Lint ads were the best. I loved these brainteasers. * This was still the era of DOS and DOS extenders. I do not miss them. * And you had to decide which C/C++ compiler you were going to base your code on. They weren't 100% compatible. * Symantec (not the pkzip lib ad) * Watcom (TLib was a rev control system) * Borland, touting something everyone just expects today: just-in-time debugging. * and Microsoft with Visual C++ 2.0. It wasn't until 6.0 that they basically crushed the competition with a clearly superior product.
1994 PC Magazine * The Computer Decency Act, "Stomping Out Cybersmut". That worked. * Tons of early internet dial-up ads. * Netscape Navigator 1.1N * and finally, Portable Telephones for Everyone, about the soon to explode cellular telephone industry.
More from the vaults (the bottom of an old moving box). A 1992 PC Magazine. * DR DOS, Netware. Both dead. The networking pie graph is a hoot. * DESQview/X. Run X Window System programs on a PC?! Multitasking?! Dead. * Massive improvement in CPU clocks: 66MHz. * Borland. All of your products were great. Why did you die? * Things we take for granted in email are just beginning to show up in MS Mail 3.0. * "Get On-line!" Referring to BBSes and dial-up systems like Compuserve and Prodigy. 500 to 1000 messages daily! * We still don't have roll-up screens. * Adult-oriented BBS classifieds in a 510 page paper magazine about computers. Things are quite different just a few years later.