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Seven years of Squidoo
Today's our anniversary
Thanks for being part of what we've built. More than 3,000,000 people sharing their passion, raising money for charity and doing work that matters.
It's been a long, strange trip. Here are some highlights...
The founding project team
That's Corey Brown, of course, and me. And there's Harper Reed, who has gone on to some very big things....
This was a summer brainstorm project, and it was called "Plexodex."
After Plexodex, we decided on "Ogle"
And here's the first draft of our logo/poster.
But people didn't like 'Ogle', so we switched to Fisheye
The problem was that Fisheye.com wasn't available. It belonged to a charter boat captain in the Caymans. And he wouldn't sell it to me, even though he just had one little boat.
Ironically (true story!) a few years later, I was driving from the airport in the Cayman Islands, after a hurricane, and yes, I saw the Fisheye, wrecked on the shore. Sad but true.
Seven years later, the domain sits idle.
Here's a more recent shot, in Virginia
Josh, along with Bonnie and her team couldn't make it, but here's most of the rest of us, with flaccid tentacles.
We're more serious than you are
At least GTR, Heath and Megan are.
And some other Squids!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Go do something big!
Here's the cover of our one and only comic book adventure. Thanks Gannon.