The Beginning of Black Girls Code
Published: May 8, 2017
My dream of starting BlackGirlsCode… was born out of this frustration that “blacks in tech” are often the unmitigated invisible […]
Technocratic Panic at the Millennium and the Real Threat Beneath the Code
Published: July 2, 2018
It’s been over seventeen years since the world ended. Or, rather, it was supposed to be The End of the […]
RSS: A Well Formed Log Entry
Published: May 15, 2017
How would you structure a feed for syndicating blog content? Remember, it would need to be standard enough for a computer […]
The Web and the Webbys Grew Together
Published: January 7, 2020
The Webby Awards was founded way back when no one knew if the web would take off. When we take a look at the Webbys, we see the web’s history.
The Day(s) The Web Fought Back
Published: February 26, 2018
February 1, 1996 was an absolutely terrible day for Shabbir J. Safdar. Safdar believed deeply in the open web, so […]
How We Searched Before Search
Published: March 20, 2017
Believe it or not, there was a time before search engines. Discovery on the web was far more difficult. It was easy to get lost. That is, until a few different people created a map.
What Happens When You Enter a URL In Your Browser of Choice
Published: April 15, 2019
There’s this scene in the second season of The Crown (if you watch enough old movies, you’ll see the same kind […]
A Brief History of Hypertext
Published: February 20, 2017
Without hypertext, there would be no World Wide Web. But its name and conception predate the web’s creation by decades.
The Importance of Being on Usenet
Published: July 17, 2017
Ever wondered how people found about the web. The first transmission of its existence was a digital one, a Usenet post that sparked a following of early web pioneers.