Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
—The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald
If anyone is interested in perusing babble's archives pre-upgrade, they are available in read-only format at http://archive.rabble.ca/
The page is not searchable or googleable yet, but it hopefully will be soon. Still, a nice resource to have for those with a taste for nostalgia!
BTW, folks, the way you can follow links on the old babble is by pasting the old link into your browser (don't just click on the link or you'll be redirected to a new url that doesn't work), and then replacing "www.rabble.ca" with "archive.rabble.ca" (no www).