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Monday, November 2, 2009; 3:21 p.m.
It was eight years ago today that something special was born. Created from the simple intentions of ripping off someone else's idea, it has spent the better part of this decade taking up space and resources from this vast series of tubes we call the Internet. That creation, loved by none but its faithful originator, has become a staple of websites that people accidentally stumble upon when doing random Google searches.
You know what, to hell with the grand introduction. I'm talking about the MSX. But you figured that, right?
So yeah, today is the eighth birthday of the blog you are currently reading. I can't believe I've kept this goofy little thing going for that long, especially since nobody but myself and my parents read it. But it's still around, and it's entering its eighth year today. I'm as surprised as you probably are.
But while today is a day for the (non-existent) devoted followers of the MSX to party, it's also kind of a bummer. I've arrived at my self-imposed deadline, and it's time to announce the closing of the "original Experience," the old-school Tripod version of the MSX. The Tripod version is where this blog got its start, and since I made the move to Blogger a couple of years ago, I've used it as a simulcast for Blogger and as a host for my movie reviews. But with the unbelievably negligible amount of free space I have left on Tripod, and considering what today is, I think it's time to shut off the lights on the Tripod version. After eight years and somewhere in the neighborhood of 880 posts, the original Experience is now closed. It'll remain up as sort of a museum, but there will be no more new content coming from it.
And I'm suddenly reminded that it's time for the big unveiling I promised oh so long ago: the Sutton at the Movies blog! I've been keeping this under my hat for sometime, but now is the perfect opportunity for it to make its public debut. So when you've finished celebrating the MSX's birthday, head on over to the S@TM blog if you so desire.
So happy birthday, MSX, and rest in peace, Tripod MSX. I still can't believe I've been up to this for nearly a decade.
Rest in peace, indeed. If you've arrived here after November 2, 2009, I'd like to direct you towards the Matt Sutton Experience over at Blogger. Thank you, and good night.
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