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Archie Arrives (September 10, 1990)
[[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.
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