:: Friday, August 12, 2005 ::
Where is Mr. Under Construction?
nostalgia: Those of you old enough to have used DOS or Win3.1 probably remember Mr.Under Construction. He was the graphic on people's home pages. He was around a great deal when the page was first put up and nothing was done to it. No content. No links. A picture of your cat perhaps. But a raw site. He was just an icon - sometimes an animated .gif file of a guy digging with flashing lights saying "under construction." And no other content.
Until I read this Globe and Mail article this morning by Ivor Tossell, I had totally forgotten about them. Even doing an image search on Google didn't turn up one of the yellow and black classics. though I did find a page in Portugal - Optimized for Netscape 2.0! - that appears to not have been updated since 1996 ... and it does have a banner!!!
Makes me feel old. Perhaps I should blog about this. :)
:: Mike Wood 13:46 [+] ::