28 July 2006

Internet '96

Here's what websites looked like 10 years ago, back when the world was in black & white and people communicated by telegrams and smoke signals. Here's my favourite bit (on the Pepsi site):

Oh God. Oh dear God in heaven no. Your first instinct will be to repeatedly jab a pinecone in your eyes, but please try to understand Pepsi's mindset. First, they were almost definitely drunk. Secondly, they knew that the internet was in some way related to computers, so the idea was to make their website very evocative of a computer. I'm not convinced they understood what a computer was, but when they closed their eyes and thought about computers, this monstrosity is what popped into their drunken heads.

Source: B3ta

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