Published: October 25, 2023
How this one small browser quirk turned into a tool used by countless people for decades.
Published: September 7, 2023
I just learned that Molly Holzschlag has passed. She was a tireless advocate for the principles of the open web. […]
Published: September 6, 2023
In 1994, Ted Leonsis was the head of the new media marketing firm he created, Redgate Communications, spun out six […]
Published: August 1, 2023
On July 28, 1993, a group of web pioneers met in a small room for a few days. For many, it was the first time they had ever met.
Published: April 30, 2023
I got a bit caught up this month, so I had to delay a couple of things, but I’ll be […]
Published: February 21, 2023
There is a lot out there about the dot-com bubble, and its subsequent burst. I tried to limit the scope […]
Published: February 7, 2023
This is it! As of today, I’ve put all of the chapters I’ve written up on it’s own site. I’ve also […]
Published: January 24, 2023
The Mosaic browser was released thirty years ago. It’s credited with a lot of firsts. When I wrote about Mosaic […]
Published: January 10, 2023
I started this newsletter over five years ago. It started with a timeline and a single post. As I dug into research, I […]
Published: December 13, 2022
The history of JSON is the history of the people that created it, and what they set out to do with the software they wrote.
Published: November 22, 2022
Has the web become more productized?
Published: November 8, 2022
On the early web, some content pioneers experimented with interactive, community-fed, literate smut.