But to what extent has this history been preserved? Does the Million Dollar Homepage represent a robust digital artifact 12 years after its creation, or has it fallen prey to the ephemerality common to internet content? Have the forces of link rot and administrative neglect rendered it a shell of its former self?
I remember this quite well – and I can’t believe it’s already been 12 years. As the article notes, it serves as a great preserved microcosm of that era’s web – good and bad.