Sunday, July 10, 2005

View into the Dark Ages of the Internet

In honor of Amazon's ten-year anniversary, they have linked to the first appearance ever of their homepage, way back in 1995, when the Internet was but a little seedling. Seeing this fossil of an image reminds me of an instance several years ago when my brother and I put in a tape from the early 1990s and were floored by the primitive-looking fonts. However, it also reminds me that Amazon's current site is a juggernaut of a webpage, a circus that has lost all semblance of naviagability. Maybe Jeff Bezos (is he still there?) and co. should take a good look at the old page in all of its glorious simplicity.

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