today is the first day of my 4th year on flickr.
my 3rd anniversary.
flickr wasn't anything like it is today. it was primarily a flash chat interface for sharing photos in real-time.
no interestingness, no tags, no comments.
no photostreams, for that matter.
.. but it was fun, and we all loved it despite [or perhaps because of] its limitations.
there's been a lot of talk lately about what it means to be 'old skool'.
i'm about as old skool as it comes, and i will tell you this much right now:
for me, as much fun as flickr was then - it is 3 times as fun now.