's research on "The Last Page of the Internet"

In 2001, I posted a brief item on “The Last Page of the Internet,” a meme that was already well-established at the time. I did a quick Google search, posted what I found, and added a few comments. used my page as a starting point for a recent item that traces the meme much further back. 

Careful crowdsourcing from an amusing website. Just as I was impressed by the culture of textual citation that arose in Harry Potter fanfic circles, I’m always pleased when I come across an example of research skills in the wild.

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  1. Hey, Jerz. I’m the author of the KnowYourMeme article you mentioned!
    It’s 5:05 AM right now, and I’m going through Google results trying to find more examples of “The Last Page of the Internet”. On Page 13 of the Google results, I happened to click on your blog entry leading me to here, so I thought I’d comment.
    Your research was a helpful starting point for the article. Thanks for mentioning KnowYourMeme in your blog!

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