The Classic Windows Wallpaper Today
Laura Lee - December 5, 2018

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

A ll ’90s kids who used a Windows computer back in the day surely remember the classic and seriously iconic default XP wallpaper.  You know, that hill with the most greenest of green grass,  with a vibrant blue sky with some clouds?

 

If you weren’t already aware, it’s actually a real place. A Reddit user actually recently went to check out the site to see that it looks like today. The photo that he shared looks somewhat similar, however it’s now full of vineyards.

 

Bliss, 20 Years Later

 

The original photos of the wallpaper was taken in 1998 by a man named Charles O’Rear while driving through Sonoma County on the way to meet his future wife.  O’Rear then submitted his photo which he named ”Bliss” to Corbis, an image licensing company.  Corbis, at the time was owned by Bill Gates, and somehow, it got chosen to be the default wallpaper for Windows XP.

 

Feeling nostalgic yet?