I love this kind of stuff:
But you see, websites and hosting services should not be “fads” any more than forests and cities should be fads – they represent countless hours of writing, of editing, of thinking, of creating. They represent their time, and they represent the thoughts and dreams of people now much older, or gone completely. There’s history here. Real, honest, true history. So Archive Team did what it could, as well as other independent teams around the world, and some amount of Geocities was saved.
How much? We’ll never know. One of the Archive Team members called Yahoo! to find out the size and was rebuffed. When we called later in the year to ask exactly when the site was going down on October 26th, we were told that the person who spoke to us last had been let go. It must be like spring break down at that place.
But we know we got a bunch of Geocities sites – a significant percentage, especially of earlier, pre-acquisition data. We archived it as best we could, we compared notes, we merged and double-checked and did whatever needed to be done with what we happened to have.
So now, on this one-year anniversary, Archive Team announces that we are going to torrent it.
YES THAT IS RIGHT, WE ARE RELEASING GEOCITIES ON A TORRENT.
To be notified when the torrent is released, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mash on the spinning molecule above to see the sort of beauty that has just been saved.
Cue the memories: