In “honor” of their 10th birthday, Google has brought their oldest available index back online. You can search with it, and see what Google would have pulled up in 2001. You can even see what the page would have looked like 7 years ago!
If you have nothing better to do, go ahead and search the “old web”; you’ll quickly notice how far it’s come in those years. Be fast, though . . . it’s only available for a month!