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<h2>Archie Arrives (September 10, 1990)</h2><br><br>[[xref:http://www.alanemtage.com/cgi-bin/iowa/biography/index.html|Alan Emtage|Alan Emtage]], Bill Heelan, and J. Peter Deutsch wrote Archie (short for "archive") in 1990 while attending Montreal's McGill University. In the era before the World Wide Web, [[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_search_engine|Archie|Archie]] served as a search engine for FTP sites around the globe. <br><br>In its early days, users accessed it through Telnet sessions like that captured at left. Later, users could search Archie through Gopher and Web gateways, though more-versatile search tools soon surpassed the service.
Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative search engines