Perfect Timing

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this group’s existence!  I’ve recently started collecting a few pieces of history on my own, and have been slowly gearing up to start documenting the stories of people and events in web history before they’re lost.  To think that a group of like-minded people can help with that is…well, it’s incredibly exciting.  I may have said.

I don’t have the material I’ve collected up anywhere public, but I hope that will change.  When it does, I’ll leave word here.  If anyone has pointers to particularly obscure or otherwise fragile historical works, please let the group know so we can be sure to archive it.

Thanks to Shane Hudson for getting word of the CG to me, and I am really looking forward to what we find together!

2 Responses to Perfect Timing

  1. Shane Hudson says:

    Is there anything in particular you would like us to document or collect?

  2. Eric Meyer says:

    Really, anything that speaks to web history, or documents some piece of it. A good example is Lou Montulli’s “The Origins of the <blink> tag”, which I archived locally a few days ago. My hope is that eventually we’ll be able to collectively build a site that is for the Web what folklore.org is for the Mac community. Some of it serious, some of it silly, all of it helping to illuminate the origins and interconnections of the Web’s development.

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