Reading about the dot-com era
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 […]
Mosaic in the rear view
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 […]
Maybe we change things up a bit?
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 […]
Web Products Everywhere
Published: November 22, 2022
Has the web become more productized?
This is what you’re nostalgic for
Published: August 2, 2022
There’s a word for what you’re feeling. It’s anemoia. And it’s completely made up.
It’s 1997 and you want to build a website
Published: July 5, 2022
You have a few options. How much time you got?
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
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?
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.
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.
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 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 […]