I am a data pack rat.
I try to archive every file I’ve ever had in one way or another. Over time, things get lost, but to this day, I still have data going back to 6th grade sitting on my hard drive (and probably some stuff older than that even).
Those photos were part of a 6th grade art product. I remember taking them during recess at Lake Jr. High with Ms. Hoglund’sÂ (her name has since changed I understand) brand new Quickcam. To be honest, it was probably the first digital photo’s I ever took, and quiet possibly the first digital photos of these guys ever taken…
So today, I’ve been cleaning up data on servers. I stumbled upon a website that I have been keeping online for over 10 years. The SMRC: http://www.thesmrc.com/.
In any case, I officially put what I think will probably be it’s last update ever on the site today. It was simply an update to say there would be no more updates. I also fixed a few broken links (hey it’s what I do).
I firmly believe, that although the content is outdated, that I should do everything in my power to keep the site online… I intend to. As long as I have webhosting, the site will continue to contribute content to the interwebs, even if it’s legacy content. Heck, to this day, it’s still the only site I know of that had scans of all Zelda DX’s available prints for gameboy printer (although I do remember giving permission to one other site to post the images… so they may have it up as well).
So what am I trying to say… Don’t take your sites offline if you can avoid it? Maybe… Be a data pack rack like I am? Sure… Ultimately though, I think it is simply this: Never let the world forget something you were proud of.