An Ode to Geocities
Published: November 1, 1994
Geocities is likely a site you’ve heard of. It may even have been a site that you used. It’s origin, and the movement it later inspired, is an incredible story of self-expression and serendipity.
The Linguist and the Programmer
Published: October 17, 1994
A history of Perl, Python, and the websites that rely on them.
When Rotuma Came to the Web
Published: October 2, 1994
The web distributes access, access to information, and access to one another. Access on the web is what brings us to small island off the coast of Fiji, where web pioneers forged a unique community.
Making the Web For Everyone
Published: October 1, 1994
I talked a bit about the importance of the WWW Wizards Workshop last time in my recap on the importance […]
The Window at the Cafe
Published: September 2, 1994
Thanks to the web, in 1999 (or thereabouts), you might find yourself at home, staring at the virtual window of your computer screen, looking out the very real windows of your favorite cyber café.
How We Searched Before Search
Published: June 30, 1993
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.
Before the Wars, Browsers Were Everywhere
Published: June 8, 1993
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.
The Origin of the IMG Tag
Published: April 21, 1993
Why is it the <img> tag instead of the <image> tag? The answer, it turns out, dates back to one of the web’s earliest browsers and one of the web’s earliest discussions.
What Happens When You Enter a URL In Your Browser of Choice
Published: March 18, 1992
There’s this scene in the second season of The Crown (if you watch enough old movies, you’ll see the same kind […]
The First Website in the United States Was Made for Physicists
Published: December 12, 1991
Tim Berners-Lee has said, on multiple occasions, the the first website in the US was one of the major reasons the web took off. But what did it do and why was it so important?
A Brief History of Hypertext
Published: October 1, 1991
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: August 6, 1991
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.