Throwback: Inside MSN (Premium)


As it turns out, AOL and its ilk had nothing to fear from MSN. Despite some truly unique and innovative features----users navigated through MSN using Windows Explorer windows, as if they were navigating their file system----MSN failed early and often, and Microsoft quickly recast it as a standalone dial-up service that came with its own customized version of Internet Explorer. I actually used and liked MSN for a few years in the mid- to late-90s.

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