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Thursday, April 05, 2007

1984 Tip of the Day

For one day only, we're kickin' it old school and pretending like it's 1984! This isn't a glitch, it's just plain fun!

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Blogger Blair said...

If you really want to go old school remove all the links and make a hotline for people to call in with comments or deliver a newspaper to everyone's house.

04 April, 2007 01:31

Blogger Jay said...

Actually, Blair, we want to be like American Airlines and make sure no one can get in touch with us.

04 April, 2007 09:53

Blogger JCo said...

Crazy! So I noticed it only goes "old school" the first time you visit the sight. That is even more crazy!

04 April, 2007 10:13

Blogger Blair said...

Nice plug.

04 April, 2007 22:22

Blogger Jay said...

Also Blair, the good folks at Google have made it possible for you to get printouts of all your email to archive it.

05 April, 2007 10:48

Blogger Jules said...

Because you're sitting in the room right behind me, Peter, my mouth was open to report this "glitch" to you ASAP. But as I read the explanation, I closed it. Nice. I'm not sure what I've gleaned from this tip to apply to my life in general (maybe that 2007 is way better than 1984 in most every way except for their respective "versions" of Michael Jackson?), but fun nonetheless!

05 April, 2007 12:53

Blogger Pete said...

Your right, we do need some sort of take away. Hum… lets just stick with that Michael Jackson bit. I will add the geeky takeaway: The only thing different about the site today from normal is that there is no CSS on the page. Most people don't know what CSS is. It stands for Cascading Style Sheets, and it's what makes a website go from what you see today, to what you'll be able to expect tomorrow when every thing's back to normal. And to Jason's point, CSS wasn't around in 1984, heck CSS wasn't even around in 1994.

05 April, 2007 13:01

Blogger Jay said...

Yes--crazy to think that the entire look of a site can be defined by one tiny text file in cyberspace. In the old days, we'd have to position all this stuff using tables, obscure invisible images and all that jazz.

05 April, 2007 18:22

Blogger Citizen Grim said...

Well, depending how you define "tiny."

Tiny file size, yes.

06 April, 2007 14:42


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