In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Google have put up a page linking to their oldest available index from January 2001.
Of note to us types is a search for ADSL which leads the webarchive page of Telstra BigPond extolling the virtues of broadband. One would want it to be very virtuous with prices ranging from $189 (18 month contract) to $399 (3 months) for install. The plans themselves are a snip at a $89.50 for 200MB at 256kbps download speed and 64kbps up, or $132.50 for 500MB – 1500kbps/256kbps. For the ‘heavy’ users, there is 10GB available at 1500/256 for a mere $446.50 a month!
As for sailing, I haven’t found anything like crew.org.nz (founded in 2004) so it looks like Zoe hit it on the head with the site (that and waiting for yachties to learn how to use computers )
A search for Slingshot leads to ‘Internet with Attitude!‘ – “Slingshot.co.nz is specifically engineered for customers who want great performance and no busy signals. What’s more, the Slingshot.co.nz service offers…” So there you go – no more busy signals! Clicking the link to the homepage of Slingshot past give us:
How can we do it?
Because we’ve done this before!
Slingshot.co.nz is operated by CallPlus Limited, part of a telecommunications group with over $30 million in revenues, and who pride themselves on being at the forefront of internet development.
So you can be confident we have the resources to meet our commitment.
Good to see their website has kept up with the times
I’ve spent about 20 minutes and found some interesting things long forgotten (by me anyway) until now. If you find anything interesting, share it in the comments.