Nupedia, which was available in five different languages, was the precursor of Wikipedia. However, unlike the now popular online encyclopaedia, Nupedia wasn’t “open” to everyone. Only selected people with expertise in their fields could write articles which were then reviewed by editors.
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created the once popular Altavista Internet search engine. They were also the first computer vendor to launch a public web site at dec.com. Their domain name is the fifth oldest in the world and, at one time, hosted a popular software repository. [more...]