What do you get when you start a website with no knowledge of HTML and a crummy Word Processor as your webpage editor? A whole lot of chickens and cows.
The idea for Jazz 2 Stuff came to me one night in a dream. No, I think I was eating a piece of cheese when it happened. Whatever it was, I knew Jazz 2 Stuff was going to be the best Jazz 2 News and Downloads site ever. (cough) This was in 1997 when I was maintaining my old homepage, Steven’s Stuff. I spent all my time on that site, so I didn’t have much free time to expand my idea for J2S, and it lay in the back of my mind for a long time. Perhaps I would have started sooner if I had figured out that it was not good when your homepage received about 500 visitors in a year. Anyway..
Then it happened. The Jazz 2 Warehouse went up. The Daily Carrot went up. Dethman put up a really graphical site with Jazz 2 content that locked up my Internet browser everytime I opened it. Onag’s site, strangely named Onag, went up. Jazz 2 City was soon to be up. I realized that the least thing the community needed was another news site.
I decided to do something different.
And so it came to pass that on the twenty-fourth day in the third month of the one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eighth year since Christ, the “different” Jazz 2 site came into existence. And boy was it bad. Horrible graphics. Horrible layout. Horrible content. (I stole the poll idea from Onag, ya know.) Send in more horrible comments if you’d like. It was horrible.
Over two and a half years later, what can I say about J2S? It’s still horrible, but it has outlasted every other site in the community, it started a few trends, (chickens, cows, and BoX) and the polls are still going strong. Plus, I have stopped world hunger and saved the rainforest. All in all, I just cluttered up the Articles section at J2O. PANTS.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.