Old Websites Sure Are Funny

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Digging through websites cached from the 90s is akin to seeing a celebrity's high school yearbook pictures—during the early, awkward years of the web, brave companies made a stab at winning consumer hearts through 15" CRTs and 14.4k dial up modems. Inspired by this MSU page, we decided to take a gander through the Internet Archive's Wayback machine (a service that started saving pages in 1996). Needless to say, we found some funny stuff.

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My personal favorite might be the LEGO site, but really, there are no winners on this list. What do you think? Oh, and special (nonexistent) prize to anyone who digs through the Wayback archives and finds funny stuff for the comments. [wayback] Photos by Eric Sheline

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DISCUSSION

Aahh. Yahoo back in 96. I remember saying back then "Why would anyone else use any other search engine? Everything you need is there!"

Hehe. Google. It's funny because Google gave Yahoo a chance to be bought of for $5 billion. Where are they now? $150b?