Today’s the day: Yahoo is pulling the plug on Geocities, the Web hosting service it acquired for $3.6 billion in 1999.
We fondly remember Geocities as the host of one of our first Web sites. It was lousy that you couldn’t pick the name of your URL, but it was free! (Some Web “historians” are trying to back up as much of the site as they can. See this LA Times story for more.)
Check out some of our other favourites in this slideshow, “Toast: Tech’s Forgotten Brands.” Or take your pick:
9. Cyberian Outpost
11. Egghead Software
19. Packard Bell
21. Silicon Graphics
24. U.S. Robotics
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