Evolution of the bOING since 1998

Inspired by this I decided to do a roughly annual screenshot of BB’s homepage as captured by the Wayback Machine, starting with their first capture.

Dec 12, 1998

Feb 29, 2000 (none of the images from 1999 seem to have been archived, so this is the next capture with pictures)
Dec 3, 2000
Sep 16, 2001
Dec 1, 2002
Dec 5, 2003
Dec 2, 2004
Dec 14, 2005
Dec 5, 2006
Dec 15, 2007
Dec 1, 2008
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 1, 2011
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 2, 2014
Dec 32, 2015

Now I am trying to remember when I first read it. It must have been about 2000.

I still have issues of the Zine version… oh man I feel old now.


Text is forever!

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When Pied Piper finally break on the scene, we can keep our pictures too!

I found it on September 12, 2001- I was trying to see if Bruce Sterling had anything to say about the recent unpleasantness vis-à-vis Afghanistan, and found his Word column which in turn alerted me to the online version of the Boing.

Oh man, Season 2 of Silicon Valley has been amazing. Highly recommended,
much sharper satire.

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This guy fucks! This guy fucks!”

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One of my co-workers suggested it to me in 2010 when he suggested I look up Cory Doctorow. Then, when Gweek first rolled around, I started reading, and loved Ready, Player One because of Mark’s interview.

Been hooked ever since.

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