Now Playing: Lycos, Wired and HotBot
Hello friends. I would like to introduce everybody to my friends at WIRED and LYCOS, the pioneers of tech and search on the World Wide Web. Lycos an Internet search engine and web directory was born from a research project by Dr. Michael Mauldin of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. The original Lycos search engine went on to be used in Carnegie Mellon's Informedia Digital Library project. Tripod on Lycos, established in 1994, is one of the leading personal publishing communities on the Web. Wired is a full-color monthly magazine and on-line periodical published in San Francisco, California since March 1993. The magazine was quickly followed by a companion website HotWired. HotWired itself spawned dozens of websites including Webmonkey and the search engine HotBot. HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines and was launched in May 1996 as a service of Wired Magazine . Wired is no longer related to Wired News, which publishes at Wired.com. However, Wired News is responsible for reprinting Wired magazine's content online due to a business agreement made when Conde Nast Publications purchased the magazine, but not the website.