You never know what you have ’til it’s gone. I didn’t know what I had until I got rid of everything
When starting out with this internet lark, Geocities was the geek’s choice for demonstrating your love of fashion or your pet. It was , in retrospect, a technological deadend, and I hadn’t looked at it for an age. But to find it had closed was like finding out someone had paved over the patch of ground where you had buried your childhood hamster. Okay, you never went back there and it contained nothing of intrinsic value. But it would have been nice to have been told so you could have the option of doing something about it – note ‘option’: you probably wouldn’t have done anything but the choice to do nothing would have been yours.
So fair play to the good folk at Reocities, who have resurrected as many of the Geocities sites as they could, including Come on the Déise!. It’s not quite sixteen, it certainly isn’t beautiful, but it is mine.