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*** Google BBS Terminal ***


“Google BBS Terminal – What Google would have looked like in the 80s”
(c) 2012 mass:werk – media environments, N. Landsteiner, <www.masswerk.at>
A working service after a video by Squirrel-Monkey.com: “If Google were invented in the 80s”.

•  mass:werk termlib.js – <www.masswerk.at/termlib/>
•  Fixed Excelsior 3.00 Truetype Font – <www.fixedsysexcelsior.com>
•  Google REST API – <www.google.com>
•  JavaScript, html5, CSS

Due to high demand the quota of the Google™ Search API may be temporarily exceeded.
If your search results in a quota error, please retry after some seconds.

Please mind that the Google Search API has been shut down in May 2016. Some cached results are provided as a backup for the life search in stead.

Google™ is a registered trademark of Google Inc., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The artistic layout is the intellectual property of Squirrel-Monkey.com.

Neither this page nor the author of this page is in any affiliation with Google Inc. The page accesses search and news services by Google™ in order to provide realistic results in an artistic layout by SquirrelMonkey.com. The last item of any search results always provides a direct link to the corresponding Google™-search as provided by <www.google.com>.
This service connects directly to google.com without any intermediate service point or gateway. No search data is transmitted to or from masswerk.at

Usage Notice:
•  Page back and forth in results using the cursor/arrow keys.
•  Return to the home screen and start a new search by hitting the "0"(zero) key .
•  Hit "ESC" to start a new search regardless of the application's current state.

Additional Features: URL Parameters & Special Queries:
q=query  ...  search term
u=username  ...  login as a specified user
kbd=1  ...  force to show a virtual keyboard
display=color  ...  set the display to color mode (default)
display=green  ...  set the display to monochrome green
display=amber  ...  set the display to monochrome amber
crt=1 or scanlines=1  ...  show scan lines
E.g., the following URL will give your grandmother a search for "masswerk":
Link: http://www.masswerk.at/googleBBS/?u=grandma&q=masswerk

See also:
•  “Google Images BBS Terminal – What Google Images would have looked like in the 80s”
•  Don't miss the “prequel”: “Google60 – Search Mad Men Style” – <www.masswerk.at/google60>
•  Gamified: “Google-Asteroids – Arcade Style Search” – <www.masswerk.at/googleAsteroids>
•  Archived: “Bing BBS Terminal – What Bing would have looked like in the 80s” – <www.masswerk.at/bingBBS>