I was clearing out my loft recently and I came across a big box of Lego from my childhood. I couldn’t resist having a little rummage around, I mean who doesn’t like Lego right? I was surprised to find some printouts of some online search results that my dad had brought home for me from his work, and boy did they fascinate me.
Using the search query ‘Lego’, in 1997 using the Infoseek search engine resulted in just 6265 results, the first of which wasn’t even the official Lego homepage. Use the same search query today in 2015 using Yahoo (the search engine that would supersede Infoseek), will result in over 10,800,000 pages. The World Wide Web was a smaller place 18 years ago!
What is really interesting about the Infoseek results however, is the 8th result on the list, ‘Duncan McKenzie’s Cheese and Lego Page’. Suffice to say, whilst some things regarding the world wide web change, such as rapidly developing social networks, swanky new technologies and languages etc, other things, such as the unique oddities waiting to be found, do not.
You can still find Duncan McKenzie’s Cheese and Lego Page at http://www.mkz.com/cheese___lego.htm, and it has not changed much since it was first published nearly 2 decades ago. Enjoy, you odd person you.