The blog helped build the Web, not break it

Photo by Pixabay here: https://www.pexels.com/photo/abstract-arachnid-atmosphere-atmospheric-276205/

I read some wonderful ideas about personal sites as cultivated digital gardens over the weekend (here, here, here, and here), and one post that was linked to in one of these posts caught my attention. It was Amy Hoy’s post titled “Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web”. We built every new page…… Continue reading The blog helped build the Web, not break it

The original WorldWideWeb browser has been revived … in your modern browser

The WorldWideWeb browser

This is an awesome project: In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on a NeXT machine at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program – WorldWideWeb — is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as “the web” today.In February 2019, in…… Continue reading The original WorldWideWeb browser has been revived … in your modern browser

Online publishing will not die if Medium fails

Image by Marco Djallo, published to Unsplash

Medium has pivoted again and its success could hold the key for a more sustainable online publishing industry. Even if it fails, it won’t mean the death of publishing.

The web was built by hand

Lego Firefox by Johnathan Nightingale

I’ve been a Firefox fan since Firefox was in pre-1.0 beta. Even though it isn’t my primary browser at the moment (wait 5 minutes, my defaults can change without notice), I still love what it stands for and the work the Mozilla Foundation is doing. This video nicely encapsulates that mission: https://youtu.be/tRlmP6xWdw0 I love this…… Continue reading The web was built by hand