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beez7777
May 31, 2003, 10:03 AM
http://www.archive.org/

you can have a lot of fun with this. just type in a website, and take a journey back through time to see what it looked like years ago. it's interesting to see what apple.com looked like 7 years ago. you can also do some minor navigation through the sites.

see what MacRumors.com looked like on 5/10/00 (http://web.archive.org/web/20000510011926/http://www.macrumors.com/)

melchior
May 31, 2003, 10:56 AM
yeah, i use it often. i think it's an extemely important service. even though they've only been at it since 1996.

their storage need must be atronomical though.

wdlove
May 31, 2003, 11:57 AM
Thank you for the link beez7777. That is a true historial treasure of the Internet! :)

mrjamin
May 31, 2003, 12:07 PM
oh man - in found this site about 6 months ago - i decided to see whether any of my old sites were in there, and sure enough - i found the first website i EVER made!! It was for a local curry take-away place near me and man was it awful. I think i made it in M$ publisher or something when i was like 14. I'm not going to show the URL as its that embarrasing.

Doctor Q
May 31, 2003, 12:14 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20000510011926/http://www.macrumors.com/:CNet reports: "A federal judge has ordered the controversial Napster music-swapping company to stand trial for copyright infringement"Gosh, I wonder how it will turn out?

wdlove
May 31, 2003, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by mrjamin
oh man - in found this site about 6 months ago - i decided to see whether any of my old sites were in there, and sure enough - i found the first website i EVER made!! It was for a local curry take-away place near me and man was it awful. I think i made it in M$ publisher or something when i was like 14. I'm not going to show the URL as its that embarrasing.

I would like to see that 1st website of yours! It's probably much better that your admitting. If you like me you tend to be very self critical! ;)

tazo
May 31, 2003, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by melchior
yeah, i use it often. i think it's an extemely important service. even though they've only been at it since 1996.

their storage need must be atronomical though.

i read an article on the site, and they have i believe 3 terabytes of storage.

Mr. Anderson
May 31, 2003, 12:59 PM
One of myfirst sites doesn't load correctly, which is too bad. I'd love to have seen what was there.

D

mrjamin
May 31, 2003, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by wdlove
I would like to see that 1st website of yours! It's probably much better that your admitting. If you like me you tend to be very self critical! ;)

believe me, its awful. I found my first personal website that i made in 1999 - haven't touched it since then! Unfortnately none of the evil animated gifs and cooltext.com graphics are on there

Tequila Grandma
May 31, 2003, 02:16 PM
Yay! I love the wayback machine! I think one of the first things I ever did with it was seeing all of the archives of apple.com :D Good memories...

Arigato,
Brook

Flowbee
May 31, 2003, 02:28 PM
This is great! I honestly had no memory of how my website looked in 1998. What a trip. :eek:

zarathustra
May 31, 2003, 02:36 PM
Did you see this?

Note the PowerBook reference... I forgot about that.

wdlove
May 31, 2003, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by mrjamin
believe me, its awful. I found my first personal website that i made in 1999 - haven't touched it since then! Unfortnately none of the evil animated gifs and cooltext.com graphics are on there

How about pm your old website, I promise not to say anything on this board unless we agree? ;)

scem0
May 31, 2003, 07:24 PM
MR still looks the same as it did when it started. I think it's time for a makeover.;)

Doctor Q
Jun 1, 2003, 12:29 AM
Enron letter to shareholders (http://web.archive.org/web/20000818081118/www4.enron.com/corp/ir/annual99/letter.html)

Sun Baked
Jun 1, 2003, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by mrjamin
oh man - in found this site about 6 months ago - i decided to see whether any of my old sites were in there, and sure enough - i found the first website i EVER made!! It was for a local curry take-away place near me and man was it awful. I think i made it in M$ publisher or something when i was like 14. I'm not going to show the URL as its that embarrasing. I hope you're not talking about the food. We all know how embarassing it is to recommend a food place, only to have these people contract food poisoning. :eek:

Wardofsky
Jun 1, 2003, 12:57 AM
Of course, most probably, the first site everyone went to was Apple.

But it looks so, minor computer 3rd party company.

It looks like Kensington.

donigian
Jun 5, 2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
http://web.archive.org/web/20000510011926/http://www.macrumors.com/

The funny thing is that light-up PowerBook keyboards were predicted back then. Don't tell me it's taken that many years to "perfect" the process.

mrjamin
Jun 5, 2003, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by Sun Baked
I hope you're not talking about the food. We all know how embarassing it is to recommend a food place, only to have these people contract food poisoning. :eek:

Lol, no the website was awful but the curries were great - that's how i got paid for the site - free curry for life!