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2009-11-10 16:18:35.210771+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 16:49:47.315768+00 by: John Anderson

I'm pretty sure I saw the word 'Flutterby' quite a few times in there too...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 17:41:36.034233+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Yeah, but I wasn't credited with linking to other sites.

Although my first credited link looks like it wasn't 'til March of '88 '98 (Yeah, that'll make Mark's comment below obsolete!). Interesting too that there's a lot of cross-site linking, but it's largely of the "hey, you should read this and then follow its links" ilk.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 17:48:44.999157+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

'88 ??? A time travelling machine!

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 17:51:21.888301+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

And Genehack! And (of course) Dave Winer! Mmmm... Memories of when I still cared a little about what appeared on Slashdot.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 20:02:17.378322+00 by: ebradway

Yep. Another tech trend that Dan was on the bleeding edge of but didn't manage to monetize.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 22:21:24.301477+00 by: Dan Lyke

Mark, yeah: I check in on /. occasionally, but haven't found anything exciting there in ages. or when I do it's to a press release and nobody's taken the time to do basic sanity checking on it. Okay, I'm guilty of that too, but I'm also not making my living off of Flutterby.

Which is Eric's point...

I do go check up on what Dave Winer is up to occasionally, but I have to admit that I largely just don't get it. Even though several of his development efforts have lead to adoption of technologies that I now can't live without.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-11 01:08:39.995938+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

DW is like a kid in a candy shop sometimes. So many options! So many shiny things to see! And so little understanding!

Yeah, I don't read scripting.com much anymore either. Though I do land on it more than slashdot.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-12 20:21:01.039055+00 by: Cameron Barrett

Dave deservedly should get credit for evangelizing the idea of blogs. He influenced me tremendously and much of the early work I did at CamWorld was modeled after Scripting News.

But the whole idea of crediting these things is silly. Many people during this time period were all thinking the same thing and quietly doing what they loved without realizing they were contributing to what is now known as the blogosphere.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-12 22:06:36.340506+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cam, yeah, I recently read Say Everything[Wiki], and I owe Scott a review, but I had this tremendous "Who the hell was Justin Hall[Wiki]? I owe my sense of journaling on the web to a cross between Bryon Sutherland[Wiki]'s self-examination and Elf Sternberg[Wiki]'s sense of journalistic chronicling", with some hat tips to other Usenet personalities that nobody remembers any more.

In saying that I don't mean to take anything from Steve, because he was a part of that early scene that was important to me, and contributed to the zeitgeist that I so enjoyed.

I just want another scene like that. Is that too much to ask?