It's Halloween - and Guy Kawasaki's post on the 'Top Ten Leopard Tips' greets me with an early-morning flashback: Adam Engst. I immediately search my bookshelves for his Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh 2nd Edition and find it in 2nd row :) The 1000-page volume carries a time stamp, the date I bought it: October 29th, 1994. What a coincidence - that was almost exactly 13 years ago. Scary. I had forgotten that name Adam Engst despite the fact that I received his TidBITS regularly and devoured the Starter Kit cover to cover right away.
The cover reads, amongst other marketing blurb: "Software Included!
- MacWeb 0.98a - A fast, slick World-Wide Web browser that challenges Mosaic.
- TurboGopher 1.0.8b4 - The fastest way to browse the resources available in Gopherspace."
A world without Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Safari. Scary indeed.