Internet Way Back Machine

kinnon —  August 15, 2007 — 3 Comments

Wayback LogoOur friend Christopher, here with us from Angleterre, is a wee bit of an Internet privacy expert – and has pointed us to a site which is too much fun – the Internet Archive WayBackMachine. We’ve been laughing at some of the early iterations of our company website.

Our first site was built in Microsoft’s awful web page builder, Frontpage, back in 1997. Scene by Scene® was the post-production arm of Medri Kinnon Productions Limited – the company Imbi and I founded in 1984. (Firefox can’t render the page properly today – the logo ends up on the right, rather than the left.)

Here’s my page from our 1999 update. The pic is a self portrait from a Sony Mavica camera. Note that I made a feeble attempt at blog-like writing under RANT. The idea was to do a monthly comment. It wasn’t successful. (I was in my DymoType phase of graphic design.)

Click Demo on this page to see examples of some of our work from the early days of this millennium.

The WayBackMachine is definitely a fun way to waste time.

UPDATE: I also found an animation I’d completely forgotten about – that graphically explains where comes from.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

3 responses to Internet Way Back Machine

  1. Noticed that you said you took your picture with a Sony Mavica. GREAT camera for its time. I just got rid of mine and still took great pictures.

  2. LOL…fantastic.

    you know, looking back at my first graphic design projects is sort of like looking back at my past Christian life and views…nostalgic in a way that makes me want to gouge my eyes out…but recognizing that it’s all part of my narrative and makes up who I am today

  3. Jen,
    The digital dinosaur Mavica is still amongst our stuff, somewhere. (It will probably re-emerge in three weeks when we move our stuff out of storage where it’s sat for the past two years.)

    It truly pains me to see how what was once so “hip” is now almost unbelievable in its wretchedness. Ah well.
    Of course, I hate the title and top bar of this blog, but I haven’t got around to changing it. Maybe I’ll just go back to the one I used here. Gotta love that safari-shirted picture of me, too!


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