The Web History podcast

From day one, I’ve been a fan of Jay Hoffman’s project The History Of The Web—both the newsletter and the evolving timeline.

Recently Jay started publishing essays on web history over on CSS Tricks:

  1. Birth
  2. Browsers
  3. The Website
  4. Search

Round about that time, Chris floated the idea of having people record themselves reading blog posts. I immediately volunteered my services for the web history essays.

So now you can listen to me reading Jay’s words:

  1. Birth
  2. Browsers
  3. The Website
  4. Search

Each chapter is round about half an hour long so that’s a solid two hours or so of me yapping.

Should you wish to take the audio with you wherever you go, I’ve made a podcast feed for you. Pop that in your podcatching software of choice. Here it is on Apple Podcasts. Here it is on Spotify.

And if you just can’t get enough of my voice, there’s always the Clearleft podcast …although that’s mostly other people talking, thank goodness.

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Previously on this day

6 years ago I wrote Habitasteroids

What I did at Science Hack Day San Francisco.

10 years ago I wrote Stevens

Who’s on first?

10 years ago I wrote Sea change

Oh, the humanity!

16 years ago I wrote Apple documentation

There’s a very old joke about a man who goes to the doctor and says:

16 years ago I wrote Farewell to Erin

I’m back from my trip to Ireland. It was a short visit but I managed to pack in quite a bit of activity.

17 years ago I wrote Okkervil River

Another day, another great gig courtesy of local promoters The Gilded Palace Of Sin.

18 years ago I wrote Lost in Translation

I bet these guys would have loved to get hold of Jessica’s other domain name.

18 years ago I wrote podLob

A beautiful site with some fantastic DHTML widgets to play with.

18 years ago I wrote More Wired News

Following up my last post about the redesign of Wired News, here’s an interview with Douglas Bowman who led the development team.

19 years ago I wrote Apple - W3C Statement

This is very good news indeed.

19 years ago I wrote 240 Miles Up, Seeing Tragedy

There have been a lot of eyewitness accounts of the events of September 11th posted on the web but this has to be the most unusual: