In the days before the Internet explosion of 1994/95, three Canadians, Bill Heelan, Alan Emtage and Peter Deutsch, all whom were at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, they created a network software called Archie in 1989. Archie was a software that archived File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites, and at the time had accumulated almost all the nodes on the Internet.
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- Archie search engine – Wikipedia
Archie is a tool for indexing FTP archives, allowing people to find specific files. It is considered to be the first Internet search engine.
- The Archie Search Engine – The World’s First Search!
Over the years, we’ve loved our popular search engines — AOL, Yahoo in 1994, and Google in post-1998. However, while all of these search engines have existed for quite a while now, none of them have been the first to exist.
- Archie of Alan Emtage
The Internet’s first search engine—the Archie system, was created in 1989 by the student at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Alan Emtage.
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada