While preparing a keynote for a presentation I’ll be making in Germany, I was at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to look for an old version of my site before it became a blog. The Wayback Machine puts the history of the World Wide Web at your fingertips. The archive contains 56 billion captures of over 10 billion web pages from as far back as 1996.
Before this place became a blog, it served as my home page and was called The Wired World of John Chow. It was only a single page with my photo on it and some text. I was hoping the Wayback Machine would have an image of the old site so I can include it in my keynote. I was able to find the image but I also found the original Flash intro file that played when somebody visited. I’ve captured the video and put it on YouTube for you to enjoy. This is what John Chow dot Com looked like back in August 17, 2000. Talk about rocking it old school!