Text to the future
Lately I've been thinking about the old days when you were getting on the BBS systems ultra fast at 2400bps and making fun of your fellow dorks for only getting only at 1200bps.
Experiencing the Internet in text takes a bit of getting used to. The old handy friend for browsing HTTP pages on the command line is Lynx. Noted for it's speed and simplicity, you can access the text-internet with almost no bandwidth.
And if you are trying to surf the web from a real VT100 terminal, this is the only game in town!
(Picture courtesty of vt100.net)