A belated happy 10th birthday to my other domain, cygnals.com . When I graduated university in 1995, Internet access was from only one room in the school, and I did everything through a shell (text-based) interface. I knew how to check my email (with Pine) , and I could use IRC . Some of the other students were checking out something new called Mosaic , which was a graphical interface to something new called the World Wide Web. I wasn't that interested. Hell, we had gopher , newsgroups, muds, all that cool stuff. Graphics? Pfft! A while later, my friend Cindy , who'd been schooled in journalism and didn't have much interest in computers beyond the page-layout programs of the day, started to learn about HTML. She told me a few basics -- that it was a matter of putting tags around text to make them bold or italic or whatever, and adding links and images. So, I picked up a book called HTML For Dummies and set about learning. This was back in the era where the BLINK ta
Video preservation and personal history are the current mission for London, Ontario broadcaster Scott Simpson.