This weekend marked the 15th anniversary of my first post on ZDNet. To mark the occasion, I went back and immersed myself in the news of the day to see how much the world has changed in the past decade and a half. It was a disorienting trip down memory lane.
This is what the ZDNet home page looked like that day, courtesy of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
In early 2006, George W. Bush was President of the United States. The leading candidates to replace him, according to a Quinnipiac University poll, were former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a freshman Senator from Illinois named Barack Obama. Whatever happened to those guys?
One bit of political news that made it to ZDNet’s front page that day was a story about “the new JibJab joke hub.” I