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So what is... History?

Remember the "old days" when being on the net meant you had a university email account? When the World Wide Web was actually a new idea? When Mosaic was the hottest piece of software around and people still used Lynx to browse web pages? Plus there were modems that actually needed a phone to work. Probably not, since those days were 15 years ago.

Well, I had a web page back then. I also had a T1 connection to the net, and a web server running on my PC.

For the sake of historical accuracy and the good of posterity, I have brought this first site and its descendants back for your viewing pleasure. Why I am engaging in this masochistic exercise in public humiliation, I don't know. I'd like to get my money's worth for the umpteen megs of site space I have, for one thing. For another, I think it's pretty cool to look back at the evolution of web technology, or perhaps more obviously, the evolution of my graphic design skills. I also have a somewhat obsessive-compulsive pesonality that hates to throw anything away, like email, source code, or stale bread.

I am now at revision 7(!!) of my personal web site, and below are links at conveniently spaced intervals to the previous versions. Have at 'em. The interesting old sound samples have gone from being useless because nobody had the software, to useful because everybody had the software, to pointless because they are the digital equivalent of parchment paper. Sure, the information is there, but it's kind of yellowed and crisp and prone to fall apart at any moment.

I'd like to see anyone else even try to match this for self-indulgence and decadence on a personal web site. Not gonna happen!

You will note that many of these sites also has a history section, starting in 1999, pointing to the then-earlier versions of the site. I've been at this for a while.

1993 -- Scary!

1995 -- House of Ruggeri

1997 -- House II

1999 -- aruggeri.com, version 1.0

2001: an aruggeri.com odyssey

2002-2006: ANTHONYRUGGERI.COM (soft of)

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