Every now and then I'm reminded that I have students who don't believe I've been teaching longer than YouTube's been a thing.

They know I'm old, they just think YouTube has just always been there.

Like the internet.

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"So no one made videos?"

"Sure we did, but they were really small and we put them on our own websites."

"So how did you get subscribers?"

"We didn't. I mean, eventually there was RSS, but this was in the before times."

@crash That and submitting your site to Yahoo for indexing.

@naga @crash i used to have a MS-paint-made graphic on my website that read "rejected 12 times by yahoo"

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