The man who drove from coast to coast
Published: January 19, 2021
When the web was still knew, one man decided to get on his motorcycle and do something about it.
Excerpt from Chapter 5: Webzines Find Their Voice
Published: December 15, 2020
What follows is an excerpt from the latest chapter an ongoing series I’ve been writing for the last few months […]
Hot Hot Hot Sauce
Published: September 1, 2020
When they opened their door to the public in the early 1990’s, Hot Hot Hot had over 320 hot sauce […]
August 2020 Weblog: A Change in the Web
Published: August 27, 2020
The Complete History, by me If you haven’t seen it yet, the first three chapters of my ongoing series at […]
Fandom, Folksonomies, and Tagging Things Right
Published: August 18, 2020
The fan fiction community is tough. Resilient. Fandom — a catch-all term that includes fan fiction writers, readers, and participants […]
I have some news
Published: August 5, 2020
Starting today, I will have an ongoing series at CSS-Tricks that we’re just calling Web History. It’s a chapter by […]
July 2020 Weblog: It Can Be Our Web
Published: July 29, 2020
This month, finding your own space on the web, exploring the magic and quirks and possibilities of CSS, and (re)discovering community.
What Happened to the Webmaster
Published: June 16, 2020
The webmaster was once a coveted and important role on the web. One day, it disappeared. This is what happened.
Pandora Didn’t Pay Its Employees for Two Years, or How I do Research
Published: 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.
April 2020 Weblog: Learning to Be on a New Web
Published: 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.
I Read the Web’s Greatest Soap Opera So You Don’t Have To
Published: 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
Published: March 27, 2020
March has been a weird month, but the web trudges onward.