It was twenty years ago today

The Bird, circa 1997I’m just as amazed as you are: this Web site was actually founded on 9 April 1996, and at the time, all of it would fit on a 3.5-inch floppy. (Okay, not a 720k 3.5-inch floppy, but let’s not get technical here.) I’m declaring an open thread for the day; however, I am not actually going to take the day off, because, well, I just don’t do that sort of thing. I never figured this place would last this long. Then again, I never really figured I would last this long, and we know how well that worked out.

27 comments

  1. Don Mecoy »

    9 April 2016 · 12:26 am

    Congrats!

  2. Brett »

    9 April 2016 · 3:26 am

    Congrats — what a mark to aim for!

  3. jen »

    9 April 2016 · 4:44 am

    Congratulations! What a feat! I think I started reading your site around 2006 – maybe 2008? You’re one of the world’s first bloggers!!!

  4. Teresa »

    9 April 2016 · 6:13 am

    Congratulations!!!! That is most amazing. How time flies. You should have more than enough material for 2 “Best of…” books Well done!

  5. Joe »

    9 April 2016 · 6:25 am

    Congrats.

  6. ETat »

    9 April 2016 · 6:42 am

    to think how much my own free time I dumped here! i could’ve learned chinese. or started – and proceeded with-[another] family.

    not as much as you, though. congrats, i guess.

  7. Dan T. »

    9 April 2016 · 7:35 am

    Mine started 7 March 1995, so I’ve got over a year on you. :)

  8. Donna »

    9 April 2016 · 8:07 am

    Wow! What a milestone! Of all those thousands of posts… which were your favorite?

  9. fillyjonk »

    9 April 2016 · 8:07 am

    Congratulations, and may there be many more years.

  10. Margi »

    9 April 2016 · 9:14 am

    YAY! Congratulations!

  11. Sissy Willis »

    9 April 2016 · 12:49 pm

    Congratulations, old boy. I am wicked impressed :)

  12. jsallison »

    9 April 2016 · 2:36 pm

    Congrats, and thanks for the free ice cream.

  13. Mike »

    9 April 2016 · 2:42 pm

    20 years? Holy cow! We’re talking ‘dial up’ here! Congratulations on more perseverance than anyone else I know!

  14. Jean »

    9 April 2016 · 5:39 pm

    Well done!

  15. Don »

    9 April 2016 · 6:22 pm

    Congratulations.

  16. McGehee »

    9 April 2016 · 8:32 pm

    What happens next year when the site is old enough to drink?

  17. CGHill »

    9 April 2016 · 8:38 pm

    I suppose it gets (re)plastered.

  18. Lynn »

    10 April 2016 · 9:03 am

    Wow. Most bloggers don’t stick with it anywhere near that long.

  19. canadienne »

    10 April 2016 · 1:14 pm

    Wow, impressive! (I am even more impressed being a person who thought about blogging but decided I had nothing interesting to say… commenting is easier). Yours is actually the only non-technical blog that I read.

    Are you up for at least another 20 years?

  20. CGHill »

    10 April 2016 · 1:36 pm

    If I can live to 82 — at which time the mortgage will actually be paid off — I figure I can probably keep this thing going.

    There’s one guy in town who started way before I did: Mike McCarville, whose reports go back to 1980. Of course, back then, it was dead-tree stuff.

  21. Wombat-socho »

    10 April 2016 · 8:21 pm

    Congratulations!

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  23. GOOD STUFF »

    10 April 2016 · 10:20 pm

    Most Ko0L Dude

    Thanks for all the effort units

  24. Roger Green »

    11 April 2016 · 3:34 am

    Astonishing. The GOOD news is that, two years ago, I hit HALF your blog age, and if I keep things going, I will have hit 2/3s your age in another 7 years.

  25. ms7168 »

    11 April 2016 · 1:26 pm

    Congratulations! I didn’t join until five years into it but have certainly enjoyed it ever since!

  26. CGHill »

    11 April 2016 · 10:46 pm

    Holy hell, how does this have fifty-one Facebook shares?

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