DeepWaterWeb and the Art of Blogging in 1995 (Part 1)

January 5, 2021

Twenty five years ago, the Internet was still straddling a line between practical, and a whimsical novelty.

The office where I worked, in San Jose, California, had just recently gone from a handful of PC’s assigned to special cubicles, to a regular fixture on every desk. And whereas there really was still no sense of “internet,” much less browsing to catch up on news and shopping during whatever break, a useful “CCMail” as it was called was site licensed, and it was becoming more routine to email colleagues, clients, beta sites, and vendors. Still the fax machine was used just as, of not more often to receive various documents, including drafts of product user guides for managerial review. And I remember quite clearly one fax I was reluctant to send, since a problematic vendor was demonstrating a rather belligerent defiance in simply following revision orders they had previously been given.

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