When the internet Sucked

It’s ten years since Suck.com launched. Eek!

It was snarky and sarcastic about topics that were too square to be snarky and sarcastic about anywhere else. For the ground-level tech drone stuck at a computer, it provided the perfect daily respite. It was quickly located, easily digestible, and if you could suppress your laughter, it looked just like working…

I was like, ‘Um, I don’t know what to do. What if I just photograph the contents of my desk drawer and put that up? Would that be okay?’ and they were like, ‘Yeah, that’d be great, actually.’”

The link is to a very long (but for Suck.com fans, illuminating) look at Suck’s history and the early days of “proper” web publishing.