The Internet is probably one of the most interesting tools ever invented by humankind as of today, but what good is the Internet if it’s creation and evolution is eventually erased by the sands of time?
Anyone that has searched the Internet even for a short period of time is aware that it is not uncommon for websites to “go under” and disappear forever after a site’s owner no longer maintains the site for whatever reason. Sites that seemed prominent at one point in time, might just up and disappear one day, leaving folks searching for a replacement in the site’s wake. This is why Archive.org is so important.
Archive.org is probably one of the most important sites on the web today. It’s focus is to record all pages that any and every site will allow it to record.
“The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.”
Geocities was a site that allowed its users to create web pages of their own and was a popular service. Eventually Yahoo bought Geocities and while it remained popular for many years, Yahoo elimiated it’s Geocities service in 2009.
Since this site features the Realms of Quest, here are some related images from the Realms of Quest Geocities page with a link. Note: Not all links on the Geocities site were recorded to Archive.org, but at least there is a record with a couple images of the old site.