This is a somewhat technical talk, but it opened my eyes to the possibility opened by a peer-to-peer Web. I don’t know—this talk feels like an achievement. And I like that such a tremendous advance could be so understated.
Discussion on the web about the web. This used to bother me—I thought it was navel-gazing. Then I realized: this is just necessary if we’re going to keep this thing alive. Join in!
She rolled her eyes at me. “Yeah,” she said, “because everyone knows images are totally uncomplicated and true and exactly what they announce themselves to be.”
Combination blog and timeline of the World Wide Web’s history. Not only a good dose of nostalgia, but a formidable use of hypertext itself.
Flash, GIF, MIDI and porn collections from the early Web. (Similar: WWWTXT—quotes from Usenet, CompuServe and such. Cool design.)
This blog trundles the Geocities archive, often grouping screenshots into thematic boulders. (One of the authors of this blog is the artist behind My Boyfriend Came Back From the War in the Stories/Hypertext display case. More about the two authors at Contemporary Home Computing. See also: Geocities Forever.)
I bounce ideas back-and-forth with this fellow. He blogs about web directories and web search—but in an effort to understand how else we could be doing this. Our conversations led me to make this directory.