Thursday, April 19, 2007

Internet Nostalgia and Digital Timetravel

I'm getting nostalgia feelings using the Wayback Machine to timetravel the internet.
Apparently since the late 1990's backupped the whole internet every 2 months.
Now you can use the Wayback Machine to surf the homepages from back in the days when 28.8K was the standard and the funny squirking sound of the fax modem indicated the opening of the digital door to the world.

At least some of the ancient websites still exist...
Ahh-- the first announcement of seminal Lyricist Lounge Vol. I on the Rawkus Website in May 1998.

Addendum 19 04 2007: Just heard on Gilles' Show that Rawkus is indeed back. Watch out!

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