While I was suffering from a bout of World Wide Web Nostalgia I built The HTML Hobbyist website. The intent was to: Enjoy building a simple hand-coded artisanal HTML website. Provide instructions on how others could build and upload a similar hobbyist website of their own. Show how quick, easy, and affordable it has become… Continue reading So I made a Webring (which was the style at the time)
In 2018, I had had this exchange: …and then the idea just stewed, like some ideas do. Ideas that linger and you never quite let go of. For almost three and a half years. And very recently something just put me into motion. Maybe it was the craziness on social media. Maybe it was visiting… Continue reading World Wide Web Nostalgia
People think in symbols but the symbols in our mind are not the actual objects themselves. That is to say: when you think of an apple, that apple is not real. This is the treachery of symbols. The symbols in our mind don’t always match the reality of an object. We think we know how… Continue reading This is not hand soap
This has been a hard post for me to write… All fiction markets die; every last one. It saddens me to (officially) announce the closure of what was the first Twitter fiction magazine. I’d like to thank all of the contributors who submitted to the market while it was open. It was fun while it… Continue reading What killed Thaumatrope?
This is Tom Purdom. image ©2009 Kyle Cassidy, Where I Write: Tom Purdom, used with permission. I met Tom in 2000, when I became a member of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. Tom is 74 years old and has been writing for close to 50 years. One of the first things that impressed me about… Continue reading Tom Purdom built his own website