The Browser Engine That Could
July 7, 2020
From a browser engine that started as the lesser known option used in an obscure browser to one that would take hold over the entire browser market.
June 2020 Weblog: Past, Future, and Now
June 30, 2020
A month that has us all looking towards the future. But as we forge that future, we also need to look towards the past
What Happened to the Webmaster
June 16, 2020
The webmaster was once a coveted and important role on the web. One day, it disappeared. This is what happened.
May 2020 Weblog: Computers are Retro Now
May 28, 2020
A bunch of retro experiments hit the web this month, which is a perfect time to look back at all the different moments that define it, and where it’s going now.
Pandora Didn’t Pay Its Employees for Two Years, or How I do Research
May 19, 2020
When I look at a story, sometimes I have to look past the history that has already been written to find the truth that was hiding behind it. This is one of those times.
Surfing Through the Digital Airwaves: A History of Internet Radio
May 5, 2020
Internet Radio has been attempted so many times in the history of the web that it’s hard to keep track. With each time came a new innovation, and in most cases, a new way to fail.
April 2020 Weblog: Learning to Be on a New Web
April 29, 2020
Our latest crisis has produced a different kind of web, and for many of us, a different attitude towards our online lives.
Before the Wars, Browsers Were Everywhere
April 21, 2020
Before browsers were truly cross-platform, there was a time when each operating system had their browser of choice, and it was tailored to the needs of those users.
I Read the Web’s Greatest Soap Opera So You Don’t Have To
March 30, 2020
The Spot was a webisodic soap opera that was as well-crafted as it was packed with drama. It boomed on the web for several years, and then faded away with virtually no trace. Until now.
March 2020 Weblog: Trying to Think about Something Else
March 27, 2020
March has been a weird month, but the web trudges onward.
Let’s Talk About Elections on the Web
March 3, 2020
The politics of campaigns have been massively influenced by the tonal shift of the web, and they will likely never be the same.