Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Web Secret #29: Wayback Machine
Every now and then I like to look back on my failed dot.com boom website eparttimejobs.com. At the time, my partner and I thought we had a winner, and we were already counting our millions. I still like our cool eyeball logo.
When I am feeling even more masochistic, I visit the 2001 version of the Google home page. Should've bought that stock...
All kidding aside, those of us who are unwilling to study past mistakes are condemned to repeat them.
So when I feel studious, I travel backwards in time via the Wayback Machine.
The Machine enables you to browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available.