It's like httptunnel, but it allows you to make connections backwards through it as well as forward, so you can check home from work and work from home."
Might want to check out prodigy, and compuserve, they were doing interesting things around that time.
The first servers I never used were novell 386 file servers in 1988 or so named fred and ethel. I very quickly learned that anything I have to type a million times better be easy to type, so all my machines are now named io and ip and et and vm and the like.
"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'." --John Sladek