to celebrate their ten year birthday Google has put their oldest available search index online. Now for a limited time you can search their database that was active in 2001 [g01] as well as my hilariously ugly Matthew Good Band fansite and various student paper stuff [g01]. What will you find if you do? Well for starters you'll find one of my first blogs [g01] as well as the fact that that other Jeffrey Simpson had a slightly larger web presence than I did, even though I kind of figure that he had no idea what the internet was at that point.
Give the search a try, and see what comes up. In 2001 for example there was no iPod. What a backwards age that must have been.