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.
February 2020 Weblog: We blog, you blog
February 26, 2020
This month is all about blog posts, from pesonal experiences with the web to the long-term effects of social media.
The Tech: The First Newspaper published online
February 18, 2020
The first newspaper published online is not what you think. It began with the smallest of steps, when a group of students chose to experiment with the web.
The Linguist and the Programmer
February 4, 2020
A history of Perl, Python, and the websites that rely on them.
January 2020 Weblog: It’s a New Year, Let’s Try New Things
January 29, 2020
Quick personal note. Now seems like as good a time as any to try out a few new things on this blog / newsletter / timeline. So in no paritcular order, here’s a quick of laundry list of stuff I’ll be trying. Let’s see how I do. I want to tweet more. In the coming […]