The Internet Book Baron
Published: April 6, 2021
This week I have something a bit different, written by longtime newsletter author Ernie Smith, best known for his history […]
Trying (and Failing) to be Cool
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.
April 2021 Weblog: Holding on to our History
Published: April 27, 2021
When websites disappear, how do we make sure that our history is preserved?
May 2021 Weblog: Communities Long Gone
Published: June 1, 2021
A look at how we can save our websites from ourselves, and the stories that keep us going.
An Hour About… Psuedo.com
Published: July 6, 2021
Pseudo.com is a forgotten relic of the dot-com era. Was it ahead of its time? A moonshot that went too far? Or simply a piece of elaborate performance art?
The Great Reckoning Comes Around: August 2021
Published: August 31, 2021
My ongoing research has me taking another look at the Browser Wars and thinking about how they’re retelling themselves in real-time today.
The Perilous Price of Blogging
Published: September 24, 2021
A single website changed his life, and set him on a path to activism, and ultimately, exile.
The Intranet saved the Internet
Published: November 2, 2021
In 1998, Netscape announced a bold new plan to the world. One announcement was expected. The other took the tech world by surprise.
The Most Influential Website of All Time
Published: March 8, 2022
There’s one site that is connected to Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo!, Twitter, and many others. And you probably never think about it.
Want to Get in Touch? and a November 2020 Weblog
Published: November 29, 2021
Recently, I’ve been told that my email has been bouncing some messages back, so if you tried to email me […]
Was Queen Elizabeth II a keen surfer of the early web?
Published: April 19, 2022
I recently went on a bit of a journey to figure out: did Queen Elizabeth surf the early web?
Web Apps, Web Sites, Are they all the Same?
Published: May 17, 2022
Is a website the same as a web application? That question is older than you think