Friday, January 1, 2010

Continuing the Quoting Tradition

When Yahoo announced that it was closing Geocities, I was only mildly concerned about the seven years-worth of quotes I had stored on a page there (not to mention survey questions and answers, ambigrams, etc).  I seem to remember Yahoo saying they'd be sending information about file transfer options, but when that information never came and then Geocities closed, swallowing my Quotebook page into the abyss, I was only a little disappointed.

Then, one day, Disuhan Googled her name and found quotes of hers posted on a site with the domain  They had resurrected my Quotebook!  I clicked through to a few of the pages and laughed myself silly, pleased that these quotes had stood the test of time and were still funny (to me anyway).  I was inspired to dig out the physical Quotebook (the actual book in which I record the quotes, because then, as now, I do not own a mobile device that easily allows me to quote on the go), which is the third of its kind, and discovered that there are about two more years of quotes that never made it to the Internet.  I felt sad for them, and was motivated to give them their due.  Also, it made me want to quote again.

So I decided to start this new blog for the Quotebook.  Reocities resurrection of old Geocities pages is read-only, so I can't just go in and update it.  I could download the HTML and find a new site to host it, but HTML and web browsers have changed so many times since it fell to the wayside (and it wasn't pretty to begin with) that the design, for one thing, is not really worth holding on to.  So the old quotes will stay there, for the time being, and the new quotes will go here.  It's not an ideal platform, but it doesn't have to be permanent (as I'm sure my new-found interest in quoting won't be).

So stay tuned for the next couple of days as I begin to post our long-lost quotes of the past four and a half years, and new ones, too!  Note: last names will not be used to protect privacy.

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