Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pathfinder Documents: Early Depictions of "Web Surfing"

This intriguing visual artifact, produced by Time-Warner corporate, is a fascinating visual representation of the optimistic mindset of the organization in the mid-1990's.

This image (circa 1994-95) depicts a a jolly male figure, perched atop a computer keyboard, surfing through space. Around him are numerous pages from Pathfinder. With all of Time Inc.'s great world-class content before him, wouldn't this surfer be foolish to ever venture outside ?