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Goodbye Old Friend : It’s Hard To Die

Imust confess to having a tear in my eye as I bid farewell to my trusty old friend, r-Evolve 2008. I think of all the sites I’ve designed and built, conceptually it was my favorite. Cobbled together spontaneously over a few days, the back end work leaves a lot to be desired. However, once it was up and out there, I never had the heart to tamper with it too much. Response to this opus of Dadaist chicanery was pretty much overwhelming: viewers either loved it or hated it, but no-one ignored it. Like Howard Stern back in the day, supporters would engage for some minutes (a long time in my world) and dissenters, as far as I can glean, considerably more. The volume of positive mail I received in the first few months more than justified my belief that it shouldn’t be messed with and so it stayed; ragged around the edges and provocative.

It was liked so much, in fact, that a friend who had been Creative Director at an agency I had worked for asked if he could use the design for his personal website. I promptly agreed and it still resides on his domain today, albeit in a somewhat truncated form. Today, I am still somewhat perplexed by its popularity. Potentially, it has something to do with the cozy juxtaposition of days-gone-by images with digital fragments and a certain quaint nostalgia that evokes. Every dog, though has it’s day, so they say, and this one has had over 700. I have decided to retire 2008 and look forward with bright enthusiasm to the next time I can shed a tear over several million pixels spread across a screen. It is time to say goodbye, Dear Friend. You were loyal, you served me well and I will miss you more than you can possibly know.

3 Comments

  1. Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!


  2. Lexus GS
    Jul 17, 2010

    Think of how retarded the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    Sent via Blackberry


  3. Oliver
    Aug 05, 2010

    Amazing websites uncle Simon!

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