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    • tigtasked

      Are you planning on covering obsolete HTML/Web features? I’m fascinated by them (proof: https://pinboard.in/u:tigt/t:obsolete-html/), and I think they have lessons for us — like Microsoft WebTV’s <blackface> element (yes, seriously).

      • If I'm being honest, I can't say I knew much about any of these. Thank you so, so much for this list of links. I think you're 100% right, there are definitely lessons in there, and it's important that we don't let what was lost and forgotten get left behind in our history. We don't often, for instance, think about an h7 element (and similarly, that a blackface element was ever even considered is atrocious). So, long story short, I wasn't originally planning on it, but you've got my interest fully piqued. I'll be diving into these links soon.


        Alternatively, I publish guest posts from time to time on the newsletter, and if it's something you're fascinated with and would want to share a bit about, I'd be happy to include it. If that's something that interests you, please do get in touch (jay@thehistoryoftheweb.com)!

    • What was your first computer, and what made it special to you?

      • My first computer was a Gateway PC, I don't remember the exact model, but I do remember it was special for two reasons. One, it was something I went and picked up with my Dad, and two it was something we setup together. I was basically the only kid I knew that had an actual computer in their room (not the usual family computer somewhere in the den, if anything), and I doubt very much I'd have my career or my passion for the web if I didn't have all that time to tinker around on a computer whenever I wanted. Of course, Internet access was still tied to the phone line, but that's another story altogether :)

        Thanks for the question!