The Web Behind #1

Published 6 years, 1 month ago

Last Thursday was the first episode of The Web Behind, which was also episode #35 of The Web Ahead, and I couldn’t really have been much happier with it.  John Allsopp made it brilliant by being brilliant, as always.  To spend 80 minutes talking with someone with so much experience and insight will always be an act of pure joy. and we were beyond thrilled that he used the occasion to announce his Web History Timeline Project—a web-based timline which anyone can enrich by easily adding milestones.

The episode is up on 5by5, where there are a whole bunch of links to things that came up in the conversation; as well as on iTunes—so pick your favorite channel and listen away!  If you are an iTunes listener, Jen and I would be deeply grateful if you could give the show a quick review and rating, but please don’t feel that you’re somehow obligated to do so in order to listen!  We’ll be more than happy if people simply find all this as interesting as we do, and happier still if you find the shows interesting enough to subscribe via RSS or iTunes.

Guests are lining up for the next few shows, which will come about once every other week.  Jen is preparing a standalone web site where we’ll be able to talk about new and upcoming episodes, have a show archive, provide show information and wiki pages, and much more.  Great stories and perspectives are being uncovered.  Exciting times!


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  2. Thanks again Eric, and you really are too kind!

    john

  3. Good show and quite insightful.

    @John: it seems that no one’s learned to not use non-standard CSS. It seems like that’s the “in” thing right now. (and good thing too!)

  4. I’ve been making VMs of old webservers and “typical” web-dev/designers’ desktop OSs with “typical” period software, and sson, using Fiddler as a proxy to period webpages via web.archive.org. I currently have:

    1994: Win3.1 / WinNT 3.5 / OS7
    1996: Win95 / WinNT4 / OS 7.5 / RedHat 4 / Slackware 3.1
    1998: etc…
    2000: etc…
    2002: etc…

    I’ve love to put these out for people to get a blast from the past, but don’t want OS makers to get upset. :-)

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