Google is celebrating 10 years of their search technology by allowing people to search their oldest Google index, which dates back to 2001.

As many of you know, the web changes drastically from day to day, so going back to a complete snapshot of the “web that Google knew” from all the way in 2001 is certainly telling. I did a search for ‘doobybrain’ to see what I was up to back in 2001 and it definitely rang true to my habits back then — music and application customization.

Back in 2001, I often frequented sites like,,, and Those sites were very different than they are today and Google’s 2001 search index brought me back to a time when all I went online for was to download new themes and skins for WinAMP and to participate in forums on Dmusic about the rapidly changing digital music scene.