Aw. Surprised how sad I was to hear that Yahoo will be shutting down their Yahoo Directory. Even though I probably haven’t visited it in several years in the early days of the web it’s difficult to explain how important a site it was in its day. It’s really hard to remember the days before search engines, before Google, infoseek, altavista…how the hell did we ever find things? Directories. Browsing hierarchical categories of links submitted by other webmasters.
In 1996 I wanted to create a mini version of Yahoo Directory but only for sites about Scottish Women…just one snag…couldn’t find any, we needed to first actually create the kind of sites we wanted to see..and so Quine Online was born…but that’s another story. So thank you Yahoo for the inspiration, Quine would never have happened without it.
“Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!” – Robert Burns