Are websites from the 1970's really from the 1970's or are they just time-stamped?

If we search for something on google, (I searched Stephen Hawking) there are results dated way back in 1970. Try using custom search and toggle the date between 1960-1970 there's just so many results from the 1970's that makes me wonder. Were these websites really built in the 1970's or are the written recently and just time-stamped to 1970?


5 Answers

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Your example was originally published in a scientific journal in 1970. It was republished  as a web page much more recently. If you look at the sidebar:



    Manuscript received 30/04/1969

    Published online 01/01/1997

    Published in print 27/01/1970

  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    if you open the pages, you will see that those dates are the publication date of the LITERATURE, not the website.

    since Mr. Hawking was alive then, i would say that is legitimate.

  • 1 month ago

    There were no web sites in the 1970s.

    HTTP, the protocol which is what makes the worldwide web possible was invented in 1989.

  • opurt
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Considering the World Wide Web first was available on what passed for the internet in 1990, I'd have to say anything that says the 70s would be misconfigured servers with wrong dates, or deliberately backdated.

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