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  1. Creating a 1980s virtual world

    Chip Morningstar’s entertaining and still relevant 1990 essay on building and running ‘Habitat,’ a mid-80s online multi-player game.

  2. I’ll give them a word burst or two…

    Accpording to the New Scientist it might be possible to track societal change by monitoring the…

  3. HotWired archives

    A conversation on The Well about HotWired of old prompted me to Google for the remnants of the…

  4. Decent UK TV guide

    A really simple telly guide, at last.

  5. Protesting the war in Estonia

    My sister sent me this photo from a friend of a friend in Estonia and says: In Tartu the defence…

  6. How many Americans own passports?

    Investigating the often quoted, and always varying, statistic that “only x per cent of US citizens own passports.”

  7. Yay for Rosie!

    The Rosie Butler Ideal Man Application Form is now closed.

  8. Gadget bag

    Where I have travelled back in time to make it easy to find a particular bag.

  9. Laser Squad by email

    A great time-drainer of my youth returns to haunt me.

  10. Mexican food and restaurants in London

    Originally wondering why the few Mexican restaurants in London are unfortunate tequila fests, rather than tasty taquerias. Now a summary of Mexican eating options in the city.

  11. They all start blogging in the end

    My friend Ted has just started a weblog. He lives in Santa Barbara, makes films, writes film…

  12. An introduction to weblog terms for weblog readers

    Explaining terms such as weblog, permalink, RSS and Trackback to people who are new to weblogs.

  13. “They both hated DLT”

    Snippets from ‘The Nation’s Favourite: True Adventures of Radio 1’, an extremely gripping read.

  14. Friendster and FOAF

    On the lessons Friend-of-a-friend developers could learn from the sudden success of Friendster.

  15. New Yorker Gawker

    Asking why is there no Gawker.com-style site for London and an explanation of why it will make our heads explode.

  16. Where your FOAFs are

    Find people on a global map generated using Friend-of-a-friend files.

  17. Uses for friends-of-friends

    In my previous post I talked about FOAF files and longed for some exciting things to do with them.…

  18. Skin this site

    You can now skin this site, not that there are currently any useful skins.

  19. Hal Hartley on BBC2

    ‘Book of Life,’ a movie by my favourite director, is on BBC2 on Friday night at 1.15am. It’s not available on DVD/VHS and was never released at the cinema. Hurrah!

  20. The mouse’s debut

    In 1968, at the Stanford Research Institute, Douglas Englebart gave a public demonstration of the…

  21. What to do when morale is low

    Certain people might find this article useful. A stream of advice that you might think is common…

  22. Way Back Machine Bookmarklet

    If you’re viewing a webpage you want to find an old version of, or the page you’re…

  23. Phil’s Unofficial Whit Stillman Home Page

    Where’s the net’s grand tradition of obsessive fans when you need it? I looked all over…

  24. Downturn

    Sitting upstairs in a quiet pub in central London, letting the sausage and mash and spotted dick…

  25. Sun(SeaAndSand).com

    While wealthy Silicon Valley tech stars spend their money and leisure time on fast cars and extreme…