Archie – the first search engine1990 September 10th

Three university students Alan Emtage, Peter Deutsch and Bill Heelen launched a search engine called Archie. The search engine enabled its users to find and download specific files on the Internet by indexing files stored on public FTP servers. Its name comes from the word archive, dropping the letter v. Archie is often considered to be the world's first Internet search engine ever. At the end of the 1990s, the search engine gradually ceased to exist.

Archie – the first search engine
Archie in 1995 – image source: earchiv.cz

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