Do you remember how [insert website url here] looked like 10 years ago?

Today I have some pretty awesome website to show you, the Internet Archive has put together something called The Wayback Machine:

An organization called the Internet Archive has been taking snapshots of web pages on the World Wide Web since 1996. The Wayback Machine is a tool that allows users to surf those archived versions of web pages. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL (i.e. a website address), select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of that web site. As of the end of 2006, the Internet Archive had archived 85 billion web pages.

This is very funny when you look at a site you have visited your entire life and see that it looked TERRIBLE 10 or more years ago, take the Archlinux Website for example (first snapshot in March 28, 2002):

http://web.archive.org/web/20020328043401/http://www.archlinux.org/

You can use the bar at the top to travel trough time until you reach the present day!

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