Richard Vijgen: The Deleted City

Date
16 March 2012
Reading Time
1 minutes

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With LS:N Global predicting that we’ll all go gaga over the early days of the internet in a movement they call netstalgia (which they say will be as influential as punk or hip-hop!) it seems apt to flag this up even though it did the rounds last year. When wildly popular 1990s web giant Geocities was shut down and deleted in 2009, Dutch information designer Richard Vijgen was part of an extraordinary effort to preserve it as a “digital Pompeii.” It’s interesting on many levels, and also inexplicably quite moving.

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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