Recently the cost of providing my web site has been increasing. In the process of seeing where two gigabytes of data are going each month, I stumbled across a web page awarding me "1996 Vanity Publisher of the Year".
Whoever did this went to considerable trouble to poke fun at flaws in my web site. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can see what it looked like in December 1996 (minus some photos which were not archived).
It is flattering for someone to go to so much trouble. The criticisms mostly were, and still are, valid. But perhaps I get the last laugh as the web site is still going (spelling mistakes, markup errors and all), ten years later. Many prettier sites have come and gone in that time.