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A look back at version 1.0 from a decade ago

Ten years ago, with no knowledge of HTML, I threw together a website using Claris Home Page 1.0. I uploaded it to the free FTP space that every AOL member received and suddenly I had a website. OK, so maybe "website" is a little bit of an exageration. It was basically just a web page. Now a decade and several revisions later, it's turned into a hobby and learning experience. This is just a quick look back at how the site came to be what it is today and what it looked like through each revision...

This is the page that started it all. There were few graphics and little content. One notable feature was the joke archive. Keep in mind that this was back in the days before spam and before people started forwarded every piece of junk that showed up in their mailbox. There were some really funny things going around. When I was in high school, we would even print them out and share them since very few people had e-mail. I used to receive mine in my first e-mail account at GTE.com.  It was a receive only address. Can you imagine? AOL wasn't connected to the internet yet at that point!

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