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Internet Archaeology is archiving the early graphics of the Internet. There are still graphics, animated ones, and complete websites. They also have a blog featuring select images. (via) Some images NSFW.
posted by Korou (30 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
... complete websites...

My eyes! The goggles do nothing!
posted by Joe Beese at 9:47 AM on February 8, 2010


There a search I am missing on the webgrabs? Also, the internet archives have a lot of these things.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:48 AM on February 8, 2010


Hasselhoff warning in effect.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:51 AM on February 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Apparently at one point 38% of the internet consisted of Shaq.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:53 AM on February 8, 2010


For the webgrabs there's a number bar at the top right of the page to select which site you want to see.
posted by Korou at 9:54 AM on February 8, 2010




Jessamyn's evil twin?
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:14 AM on February 8, 2010


today is my day of link failing. The page I wanted to link to is number 32.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:16 AM on February 8, 2010


MIDI warning also in effect!
posted by oulipian at 10:18 AM on February 8, 2010


Friendster is still big in Asia. True fact.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:20 AM on February 8, 2010


Moving Images>Pets
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:30 AM on February 8, 2010


Hasselhoff warning in effect.

naked "twirly" Hasselhoff warning in FULL effect.
posted by cashman at 10:33 AM on February 8, 2010


(Firefox not responding)...

Somehow, it is screwing up my browser from the past.
posted by zerobyproxy at 10:46 AM on February 8, 2010


Hep me! Hep me! I bin hip-mo-tized!
posted by drlith at 11:11 AM on February 8, 2010


Aw hey, my profile picture is from there. It's way cuter in the original .gif format.
posted by oinopaponton at 11:37 AM on February 8, 2010


What's not to like about a flaming cupcake?
posted by digsrus at 12:05 PM on February 8, 2010


Rats. Foiled by a bad link. It was a riot anyway. You betcha.
posted by digsrus at 12:07 PM on February 8, 2010


NOW can we have the IMG tag back?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:11 PM on February 8, 2010


You know, when you're hoping a NSFW image will up and surprise you, it's time to move on to the next thread.
posted by Mcable at 12:22 PM on February 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Winnuke... lawlz. I wonder what the AOL script kiddies grew up to be?
posted by Splunge at 12:32 PM on February 8, 2010


Splunge - They probably grew up to be the IT meatheads who think my having a Bluetooth mouse is a "security risk".
posted by caution live frogs at 12:37 PM on February 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


My inner archeaologist and my inner geek just performed an elaborate happy dance, and then exchanged a high five.
posted by the_royal_we at 12:46 PM on February 8, 2010


pffft!
them ain't that old...they have graphic images.......you know how long it would take to load websites like that over a 14.4kb dial-up modem? Impossible....
posted by gigbutt at 1:23 PM on February 8, 2010


Meh. If they aren't ASCII art, they really don't count for early internet graphics.
posted by happyroach at 2:19 PM on February 8, 2010


i prefer the internet's older, better stuff.
posted by TrialByMedia at 2:59 PM on February 8, 2010


Under Construction, by Mefi's own jscott.
posted by Evilspork at 3:10 PM on February 8, 2010


Oh and on the same tip, check out the fantastic new Digital Folklore book from Dragan Espenschied and Olia Lialina, two heroes of Net Art.
posted by mr.ersatz at 3:49 PM on February 8, 2010


It's funny to see all those graphics and not have to wait and wait for them to load on dialup.
posted by Melsky at 4:36 PM on February 8, 2010


Why is that cat humping a frog?
posted by MikeMc at 5:40 PM on February 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


i wondered where <> went to die...
posted by kuppajava at 1:25 PM on February 9, 2010


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