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We All Had to Start Somewhere

By Matt Wood in Miscellaneous on Feb 13, 2007 3:22PM

chicagoist_200702_mrfusion.gifTom Sherman from fledgling Chicago tech site WindyBits filled up Mr. Fusion yesterday and traveled back in time to review nascent versions of your favorite Chicago websites. We're particularly taken with the proto-version of the Tribune (someone got a Flash book for their birthday), and the absolutely hideous, 1998 incarnation of the Sun-Times (image maps rule).

Nobody escapes this internet version of their cool college friends finding their high school yearbooks, including yours truly. Tom notes that we look pretty much the same as we did two years ago, to which we say, don't you remember the redesign? We're two columns now instead of three, Mr. Nitpicky. Plus we installed that new, user-friendly comment system.

Enjoy the rest of the trip down memory lane, including the Daily Herald, the Reader, CTA Tattler, Gapers Block, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Public Radio, and Crain's.