I started using a Mac in 1993. I got a lot of mileage from my first, learning my way around computers, and how to destroy them. By the time eWorld came along, understood computers. Little did I understand about the Internet in 1996.
Users accessed eWorld through custom client software written by Apple and connected using a traditional dial-up modem hooked to a telephone line. Upon connecting to the service, the eWorld software displayed a playfully-illustrated aerial view of a small city. Each building in the city represented a different topical focus for the service, containing articles, chat rooms, discussion boards, and file downloads centered around various themes.
I remember seeing eWorld on my Mac, and not comprehending it. It was ahead of its time. Still, it was an interesting service that Apple once offered, and I enjoyed the Macworld article reflecting on its history. ∞