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Happy 10th Birthday!

Yahoo is 10 years old this year, and is celebrating with a Netrospective - 100 moments from the past 10 years on the internet. For shits and giggles, they also put up their front page from 10 years ago. Like everyone else, I’m sure, this is making me feel very, very old. I can remember when I first saw Yahoo like that. And yet, at the same time, it feels like it must have been very, very long ago - surely things weren’t that shitty in 1995? Surely we’ve always had flash and animated gifs, and Jakob Nielsen telling us these things were bad?

But this isn’t the only 10-year birthday we’ve got this year. Public Enemy’s ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ is 10 years old in July. And it still sounds fantastic.

Happy Birthday, Fear of a Black Planet (and Yahoo).