Published: April 20, 2021
The web’s turn into commercial may have happened quickly—it was largely complete by the end of the 1990’s—but that doesn’t mean it didn’t take a turn into the weird here and there. Case and point: Zima.
Published: April 6, 2021
This week I have something a bit different, written by longtime newsletter author Ernie Smith, best known for his history […]
Published: March 29, 2021
A look at the work that standards makes possible, and the kinds of hypertext that were never fully realized
Published: March 16, 2021
Content Management Systems — software that helps people author and publish websites — likely dates back farther than you think. The problem is, it wasn’t quite called that yet.
Published: March 2, 2021
There are a near infinite number of sites that have launched that you’ve never heard about. This is likely one of them. But if not for poor timing, it may have been primed for success.
Published: February 23, 2021
A report on the health of the Internet, and efforts to improve that health, bring us in to a new year.
Published: February 2, 2021
People thought a magazine about the web would never work. People thought a magazine about the web on the web would never work. They both did.
Published: January 27, 2021
This month, a look at the power center in tech in the wake of a move to de-platform hate, and what the future of the personal site might look like.