Evolution of the homepage

Once upon a time, when the web was new (and was called by its full moniker, the World Wide Web), people had homepages. Like little artist studios open to the street, homepages were personal playgrounds made public, space both private and personal. In the days before search engines, we’d visit someone’s homepage because they’d invited us, or someone else had invited us. Discovered not by centralized indexing and retrieval, but instead by wandering and word of mouth, homepages were often magical little rooms, filled with strange objects and stranger stories.

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Published in: on 23 May 2008 at 8:07 pm  Comments (2)  
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