Categories on MSN appeared like folders in the file system.
The interface was designed by Clement Mok and employed high color graphics.
So he and a business partner have created Hot Enough.org, a sort of online version of Studio 54, the exclusive '70s disco where gaining admission was a pitiless Darwinian exercise. Prospective members must submit pictures and must be rated an 8 or higher by people already in the club.
"Consumers should be able to use websites without the fear of being scammed or targeted," Attorney General Kamala D. Among other things, the companies agreed Monday to check subscribers against national sex registries, supply members with online safety tips, and provide a quick way to report abuses.
Some of the companies already are using some of those practices.
Then officially known as 'The Microsoft Network', version 1.0 of the service launched along with Windows 95 on August 24, 1995.
The Microsoft Network was originally presented through an artificial folder-like graphical user interface integrated into the Windows Explorer file management program.