Links

...guided along as it were a chain of flowers into the mysteries of life. - Charles Wilson Peale

The links page is a throwback to an earlier internet. Hundreds of years ago in the dark ages of the early 90s when I was a tween, my family got a computer and put it in the dining room, and connected it to a 2400 baud modem. I went to the library and borrowed a book on how to use the internet. At first I was just connecting to the text-based internet like BBSes, Gopher and MUSHes. When Netscape Navigator came out (to browse the graphical web), I went to the library and borrowed a book on how to use it. It had info on how to type in a URL, go to a homepage, follow links forward and backward, and create bookmarks. So that was 20 pages of the book. The rest of the book were listings of websites like Coffee pots on the internet, purple.com, the complaint letter generator, NASA and more - so, like today, a random collection of rabbit holes.

Before social media it was common for personal websites to have a links page with hyperlinks to friends, favorites, bookmarks and the like. It was a collection of places you liked, you wanted to share, or to revisit again and again. In the spirit of that tradition, my links page...

New and old friends

My Communities and Collaborations

Places I Visit Online

In Memory