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Dredging the internet archives 1996-2001 – Websites then and now


Posted by monkeon on March 31, 2010

In 1999, Thorntons were well excited about the millennium…

11 years on, and I can answer their questions about the future.

A. By plane, car, cart, foot and snake board.
B. No way
C. No

When you think about Thorntons, what do you think?

Personally, I would have said “Chocolate” and not a lot else.  However, in 1999, they were more a much more diverse company.  Here’s the website’s navigation…

… and here’s a pie chart I made depicting their website’s subject matter by amount of pages…

Finally, let’s look at the news section to see what Thorntons were up to – perhaps they have launched some specially designed chocolates for millennium parties?

Duck-billed dinosaurs!  Thorntons of 1999, I love you.

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One Response to “Thorntons”

  1. omalleyb said

    Scary thought: how do we know those aren’t dinosaur eggs on the 2010 homepage?

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