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This week in tech, 20 years ago

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As a person who covers day-to-day tech news, I often wonder how my writing might come off to someone in the future — and whether anyone will even be reading it. I can’t answer those questions, but I can do the next best thing: look back at what other people were writing 20 years ago.

Here are a collection of stories — big and small — that science and technology enthusiasts might have checked out two decades ago, and that can help inform the ways we think about the world today.