Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Ghostsites: The Museum of E-Failure

Fascinating:
WHAT IS THE MUSEUM OF E-FAILURE?
This feature of Ghost Sites was launched in early 2000; it is an image gallery of some 1,250 screens captured from some 900 Web projects that for various reasons "went dark" during the years 1998 to 2004. Some had a chance to post a self-penned epitaph in the form of a "farewell screen"; others simply expired and drifted lifelessly, with no visible indications for their demise - often for many months. This collection provides a partial, but revealing look at the latter half of the Web's 10 years of existence. Annotations (Web Elegies) are included where possible in order to place each site in its historical context.
Ah, the good old days, how I miss them...

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