Facebook in Internet Explorer 1.5

This is what Facebook.com looks like rendered in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 1.5, from 1996.

There is no permanence on the web. Be it the tools we use to access the web1 or the web itself2. Links rot and content is entombed in decaying formats and protocols. In this particular example, as far as Internet Explorer of 1996 is concerned, the Facebook.com of 2012 is some kind of silver-suited time traveller who speaks an altogether different language.

1 quick, what web browser version are you using right now? and will it be the same tomorrow?

2 what did Facebook look like yesterday? last month? last year? Are internet sites artefacts, organisms or phenomena?

20 February 2012