The Emularity -- which, amazingly, is an actual URL that works -- lets you run ancient web browsers in your browser, but instead of pointing those old browsers at anachronistically modern versions of those pages, it pulls the correspondingly-old pages out of the Wayback Machine.

It runs the browsers by running a virtual Linux on the backend, that then runs emulators of the older operating systems inside it, that themselves run the browsers. It's turtles all the way down.

This is absolutely brilliant. Source here.

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  1. asan110 says:

    is there a way to close the sidebar? Kind of ironic that these sites are less usable today on my laptop monitor which has about twice the horizontal resolution of what was the contemporary standard.

  2. I've been following your developments of DNA Lounge on LJ since high school in Dallas in the early 2000s, and now that I've moved out here I FINALLY got a chance to visit your fine establishment last night (or, the pizza bar, at least). That foot and a half of concrete on the front really does do a good job of blocking noise. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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