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Google 2001
« on: 07 Oct 2008, 11:43 »

To celebrate Ten Years of Google, those clever chaps on the East Coast have created an exact copy of Google, circa January 2001. To whit, you get exactly the same results you would have in January 2001.

For example, in 2001 I was not Internet Famous!
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #1 on: 07 Oct 2008, 11:47 »

it's strange to think of a time before Myspace.

but sure enough, it existed.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #2 on: 07 Oct 2008, 12:02 »

There was no 4chan. What a glorious place.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #3 on: 07 Oct 2008, 12:09 »

Google 2001 is superior because if you enter 'Paris Hilton' it tells you about the Hilton Hotel in the capital of France.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #4 on: 07 Oct 2008, 12:13 »

there is 1 890 hits for "snalin" now, and 2 back then. I guess I have used that screen name a bit (too?) much.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #5 on: 07 Oct 2008, 12:19 »

Google 2001 pwnz.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #6 on: 07 Oct 2008, 12:31 »

there is 1 890 hits for "snalin" now, and 2 back then. I guess I have used that screen name a bit (too?) much.

You should answer the call made in this thread.

Snalin Nailin' Palin. Writes itself.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #7 on: 07 Oct 2008, 13:15 »

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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #8 on: 07 Oct 2008, 13:21 »

I laughed so very hard at that. Shame I'm in a library.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #9 on: 07 Oct 2008, 16:24 »

My name is altogether too common.  In 2001 I didn't have my own web site; but I'd been active on the Internet for ten years, so stuff I wrote is listed on the second page if you search for my exact name.  If you add my employer (at that time), you get just me, though.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #10 on: 07 Oct 2008, 20:24 »

is google magic
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #11 on: 07 Oct 2008, 20:37 »

yes, it is magic. and i want to see google in 1996.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #12 on: 07 Oct 2008, 20:40 »

My name has never brought up anything other than the guy that invented the clock.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #13 on: 07 Oct 2008, 20:58 »

The username I stuck with before this shows up on some sort of Sanski/Farsi website, and that's it.  My actual name shows up a search for a genealogy page at Michigan State, but no one in my extended family went there...
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #14 on: 07 Oct 2008, 21:03 »

I don't think I had an internet running computer in 2001.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #15 on: 07 Oct 2008, 21:06 »

There is not a wikipedia! It is almost like things didn't exist in 2001! Threads like this would never have been possible! I would have never made it through any of my college history classes!

The past is not good ol' times.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #16 on: 07 Oct 2008, 21:11 »

yes, it is magic. and i want to see google in 1996.

Here you go.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #17 on: 07 Oct 2008, 22:01 »

hey jordan your link is broken
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #18 on: 08 Oct 2008, 02:37 »

The web was still broken in 1998.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #19 on: 08 Oct 2008, 09:41 »

For a laugh I searched for iPhone.

Amazingly, there was already a product called an iPhone around that time. Take a look.



They both look to have roughly the same purpose and functionality too. Not sure I'd want to lug the 2001 version around with me though.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #20 on: 08 Oct 2008, 10:12 »

I had no idea they used to look like this:



Maybe these were only released in America.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #22 on: 08 Oct 2008, 11:28 »

QC didn't start until 2003.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #23 on: 08 Oct 2008, 11:43 »

John Allison was already in the business though.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #24 on: 08 Oct 2008, 11:50 »

Look up "September 11 attacks"
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #25 on: 08 Oct 2008, 20:24 »

Searching 9/11 was my second choice, after searching "Boston Red Sox World Series".
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #26 on: 08 Oct 2008, 21:52 »

old iPod
I had one. I sold it to a friend for a week's food, lodging and booze when I visited him a few years back.
It still works but the battery is good for like half an hour only.
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Re: Google 2001
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #28 on: 09 Oct 2008, 10:51 »

Searching 9/11 was my second choice, after searching "Boston Red Sox World Series".


Well, five of 'em should've shown up.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #29 on: 13 Oct 2008, 09:35 »

favourite find so far: wikipedia. It actually existed, but barely.

Kind of caught at the initial stages.
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Re: Google 2001
« Reply #30 on: 13 Oct 2008, 12:06 »

A search for "hypertext" turns up this still-extant page from like the 90's, with a few choice quotes in it.

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Medium-Term Future: Five to Ten Years (2000-2005)

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It is also possible for intellectual property owners to get compensated, not from the information itself, but from a derived value associated with some other phenomenon that is harder or impossible to copy. This is the way university professors currently get compensated for their research results. They normally give away the papers and reports describing the results and get paid in "units of fame" that determine their chance of getting tenure, promotions, and jobs at steadily more prestigious institutions. Fame may also provide a reasonable compensation model in many other cases. For example, people visit the Louvre to see the real Mona Lisa even though they already have seen countless reproductions of the image. In fact, the more the Mona Lisa is reproduced, the more famous it gets, and the more people will want to visit Paris and go to the Louvre. Therefore, the Louvre should welcome hypermedia authors who want to use Mona Lisa bitmaps and should allow them to do so for free. Similarly, a rock band might make its money from tours and concerts and give away its CDs (or at least stop worrying whether people duplicate the CD with DAT recorders), and a professional society could get funded by conference fees instead of journal sales. The trick is to use the information (e.g., music CDs and tapes) to increase the value of the physical or unique event for which it is possible to charge.

Neat!

Oddly enough, in describing the idea of interlinked hypertext documents that span vast reams of documents but could, through user contributions, become at least partially useless, the dude seems to have inadvertently predicted Wikipedia.
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