The Wayback Machine

So I have to share something with you. It is a website called the Wayback Machine. They are dedicated to “taking a snapshot of the web”. What this means, is that if you are curious what website looked like years ago, you can see it.

Heres how it works. You type in a URL of your choice, and the days that they took a snapshot of that page show up for you to choose. Some years they may only have 1 or 2 days saved, and in the more recent years they many times have every single day of the year saved.

I chose to first see the Apple website.  As you can see it is quite archaic compared to how it looks nowadays. Very interesting. And this works with some of the most obscure sites. I tried www.tigerstrike.com which is a martial arts supplier, and they had it! Fun to play around with, and I am sure there could be some sort of of useful application, though I haven’t figured it out yet.

You can try it yourself at http://www.archive.org/web/web.php


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