There’s nothing quite like The Far Side. The comic strip, which ran from 1980 to 1995, felt less like a standard Sunday funny and more like a daily experiment trying to figure out the inner psyche of humor. Now, the comic strip is finally available online so fans and newcomers can get a taste of the far side of life. And there may be more in store in the future.
Any old computer can host a website, and now one enthusiast has taken that turn of phrase literally.
As first spotted on Boing Boing and Slashdot, on the frontiers of the world wide web one man is keeping the URL rhyal.com up on a Macintosh SE/30 running MacOS 7.5.5. Apple released the SE/30 in 1989, and the base model shipped with a 16 Mhz processor and 1MB of RAM. The computer I’m typing this on has a 4.2 GHz processor, and 32GB of RAM. By today’s standards, the SE/30 is seriously underpowered, but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless.