the web archive

the web archive at is one of the best websites I've seen. 
(yes instructables is another.) 
Ive known about it for a while and wanted to share it. 
It lets you go back to past versions of web pages, 
simply enter the url and hit "take me back"

For as big as it is, you can search a lot, though not everything is there. 

Note: Sadly instructables is not searchable from this site due to a file labeled "robots.txt" which prevents them from searching instructables.

Picture of the web archive
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techguru144 years ago
It's interesting to take a look at some of the bigger websites such as,,, etc. and see what they looked like in their infancy.

The internet has truly come a long way.
lemonie7 years ago
Yea, nothing I've gone looking for was in there - what was the best you got out of it?

jedi pen-gui-n (author)  lemonie7 years ago
I found a web game that was missing. The first to find it of 250+ people who wanted to know what had happened to it.
You don't always find what you are looking for - the servers aren't that big.
Is this game worth sharing? (link)

jedi pen-gui-n (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Yeah that could keep me amused for a while, thanks.

jedi pen-gui-n (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Wait till you hit level five. I still haven't  beat it.
I can see that you'll need more strategy later on, but I just gat the hang of how it works and left it for later.

jedi pen-gui-n (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Have fun.