Probably one of the earliest catalysts to my development as a web development professional, Geocities has finally come to pass. Hearing this news feels like I just threw away the training wheels I kept in my attic for the past 17 years (I don't). Geocities began its adventures in 1994 and quickly became the first place for internet users to have their own "webpage". The blogosphere is probably the 4th or 5th evolution from those humble beginnings.
I get nostalgic remembering my first lessons in HTML and how I had no idea that today I would be blogging in my underwear surrounded by empty caffeine vessels.
Geocities, I'll miss you old friend.