Google 2001This is sure to be wildly popular: Google 2001. “In honor of our 10th birthday, we’ve brought back our oldest available index. Take a look back at Google in January 2001.”

How cool is that? It’s pretty funny to do some searches to see what they’d indexed. I’m strangely proud to note, of course, that this site has been ranking #1 for the phrase David Gagne for a long, long time.

And, yes, my blog’s tagline in ’01 really was, “1920s animated classic starring persephone jones merriweather and lolita thompson.”

There are 2 comments on this post

  1. You may be #1 in search results, but no one is looking for you. You’re no Steve Fossett.

    Too soon?

  2. Wow.. good old Backrub’s 10 years old :p

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