Now we are 10
What were you doing 10 years ago today? Here are some pointers that might give your memory a nudge...
France had just won Euro 2000, beating Italy in the climax to one of the great international football competitions. At Wimbledon we were witnessing the end of one era and the start of another, with Pete Sampras on his way to his seventh and final title, while Venus Williams was about to win her first.
I remember where I was on 3 July 2000 - holed up in a ramshackle, pre-fabricated adjunct to Television Centre (ah, the glamour of the media industry...) helping to put the finishing touches to the pages that would make up the first incarnation of the BBC Sport website.
This website launched exactly a decade ago, the day after Euro 2000 finished. So I hope you'll forgive me a spot of reminiscing to sit alongside the usual future-gazing that comes with this job.
The start of the new millennium was the height of the dotcom bubble and a team of us, possibly behaving in a very un-BBC fashion, were attempting to act like a classic internet start-up. The aim was to bring editorial, design and software development skills together to exploit the new technology and provide a whole new platform for BBC Sport.
But we weren't starting from scratch. The BBC News website had already been around for a few years by that stage - and sport was one of its many sub-sections. But the plan was to provide a more comprehensive sporting offer - in effect to create a comparable 'back page' to the formidable front page that was BBC News Online.
BBC Sport's partnership with News has been one of the stand-out features since those early days. The two sites remain the most popular sections of BBC Online and we continue to share much in common - editorial content, look-and-feel and audiences.
But much has changed over that 10-year period. The Sport site soon moved on from being simply a collection of sports news stories. Live coverage of events is now just as important - from our text commentaries for Test match cricket to the rich multi-media services we can provide for big BBC showpieces like the World Cup. The spread of broadband has meant video is a significant part of the offer, while blogs like this one have switched the focus to dynamic debate.
As we look back, here are 10 facts for the first 10 years of the BBC Sport website, courtesy of my colleague 'Honest' Frank Keogh:
2. Audio/Video: During the World Cup, the number of people accessing video or audio on the site peaked at a daily figure of 1.5m.
4. Poulter's pants: Golfer Ian Poulter sported a special pair of trousers, with an Open trophy slant, after a competition winner came up with the design for his first-round outfit.
5. 606: Since the service started where people can comment, debate or create their own articles, it has attracted more than 38m individual posts.
6. Champions: Website bloggers Tom Fordyce and Ben Dirs invented their own sporting title, the Ubogu World Championship, where people have to say the name of the former England rugby union star as many times as they can in one breath.
7. One team: Until a restructure in 2004, Ceefax and website staff wrote separate sports stories for each service. Reports for the website, digital text, Ceefax and mobile phones are now written just once.
8. Comment: More than 1,500 people commented on a blog by BBC director of Olympics Roger Mosey on the mascots for the 2012 Games.
9. Write lines: An A-level English student is doing a dissertation on Caroline Cheese's live football text commentaries.
10. Around the world: On an average day, around two-thirds of website users are from the UK, with the international audience making up the remaining 30% or so.
I suppose if you had to distil those 10 points down into one theme, it would be the old truism that the media industry is in the middle of a revolution.
And it's been a decade of technological change within sport too.
Take the story of Wimbledon since 2000. It may have a reputation for being as traditional a sporting competition as you could possibly imagine, with its pristine lawns, quaint queuing etiquette and the absence of corporate signage - but the reality is that the All England Club has managed to enhance its standing as the world's premier tennis tournament by subtly blending that tradition with some strategic modernisation. So the grass remains, but now the Centre Court has its spectacular roof to keep play going through all conditions - while the introduction of Hawkeye has removed disputes over line calls and provided an extra dose of drama for the crowds (are you watching, Herr Blatter?).
And across sport, fans now play a more active part in proceedings than they ever did before. So Formula 1 this week held its first 'fans' forum', sponsored by Fota, the teams' umbrella organisation. Spectators had the chance to grill the likes of McLaren and Ferrari and offer their own views on how to improve 'the show'. There seems a genuine willingness to engage with the public - as witnessed by Lotus boss Mike Gascoyne now providing his own version of live text commentaries on Twitter: real-time, personal updates direct from the pitwall. That kind of activity was unthinkable back in 2000.
Gascoyne is not alone in sport to have discovered the power of Twitter - Andy Murray is another prolific tweeter and you start to wonder how long it will be before someone like him is actually sending messages to their fans in between points.
So what of the next 10 years? You don't need to be a new media guru to work out that social networking, mobile browsing and emergent IPTV services like Project Canvas are likely to continue to boom and, you would imagine, provide innovative ways to both cover and consume sport. But I'd love to know where you think things are headed - or what has appealed to you most in the decade since those heady days of Euro 2000.
Who knows? Such is the cycle of sport that by 2020 France might even be quite good at football again...