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

Smart

By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!


And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!


Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!


And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

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?