The Internet, as used by the general public, is actually pretty old now. The Web really started to hit the mainstream in about 1995, so it's practically old enough to vote (and is legal to fuck in several countries). I work in a relatively young field, and started going to conferences in it also in about 1995. And that year, one of the big, important people in the field had died. And everybody was hit hard by it, because unlike long-established fields, most of the pioneers were still alive, and a death was an unusual occurrence. The Internet is now old enough that many things on it that used to be fairly cool have now disappeared. Some of them have been replaced by newer, better alternatives...but other things are gone, and for long enough that we can start to even be nostalgic about them. Some things may even disappear for a while, and then re-emerge suddenly with sort of a retro-cool vibe. FOCUS: What things used to be on the Internet (or pre-Internet, like GEnie/Compuserve/AOL) that are just plain gone now, and that you miss? ALT FOCUS: Did you ever find something on the Internet and then lose it, and not be able to find it again? What was it? Maybe other TiBbers can help you find it.