I don’t know why, but I enjoy old things. Perhaps looking into the past at the way things were and how things where done differently gives me a new perspective for the way things are now. One of my new favorite films is Cars which tells the story of a town on Route 66 that was forgotten when the interstate system’s Route 40 bypassed it. Someday, it’s my dream to drive the length of old Route 66 (which is now known by many different route numbers) from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA and visit some of these forgotten places.
It’s also a trip to look back at what websites looked like a few years ago. Using The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, it’s possible to view web sites from almost the start of the web. For example, here is Messiah’s site as it was 8 years ago today:
(Give the page a chance to load; some images will be broken)
We’ve come a long way, baby.