SLAC's First Web Pages
SLAC VM was the mainframe computing system at SLAC in 1991.
BINLIST was the online directory of staff, faculty, and high-energy physics
correspondents' names and contact information.
Clicking on the "BINLIST" link on the DEFAULT.HTML
page (above) opened this page.
Tim Berners-Lee, who invented
the World-Wide Web, has called the SLAC web interface to SPIRES-HEP the "killer
app" that showed the world what the web could do.
In December 1991, SPIRES-HEP was already a very popular database among high
energy physicists. They were thrilled with the improved and instantaneous access
to SPIRES-HEP provided by SLAC's new web interface. Clicking "Search"
on this page linked a user to SPIRES.INDEX, and clicking "Help" took
them to a page named SPIHELP.INDEX.
current SPIRES-HEP web
Clicking on the "Search" link on the SPIRES.HTML page
(shown above) activated this search interface page.
Clicking on the "Find" link on the BINLIST.HTML page
opened this search interface page.
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