blog

http://www.boingboing.net

 

Mark F. let the original .com domain slip through his fingers in the early days.
Things happen!

 

 

Origin stories

http://www.fastcompany.com/1702167/inside-wild-wacky-profitable-world-boing-boing

 

 

Disappointment

People who are Disappointed with BoingBoing - google-doc

 

 

Encounter

I think I first heard of Boing Boing in the US News and World Report’s ‘zine article.
TODO: find photo and link (haven’t much success at this)
Also where I saw the first issue of Mondo2000 (and the only issue I still don’t own, I think).

mention of Mondo & BB here

 

On September 11, 2001 I was looking up Bruce Sterling online, figuring that he might have some response to it all, given his Afghanistan-related stories of Lehki Starlitz.
Instead, I found Boing Boing

 

 

Comment systems

I swear I had longer notes on this, once?

 

some old system, some other system, the discussions on tribe.net, DISQUS, then....

 

Bbs = BS; Quality of discussion plummets

 

http://bbs.boingboing.net/t/disemvoweling-vs-flagging/7360/64 - starts talking about some history.

 

 

links to BoingBoing in this wiki

search for links - my, there are a lot of them, aren’t there....

 

 

Location

Where should this go, under what group? For now it’s under Miscellaneous.
Programming is a catch-all for tech-related things, but this is more technoculture.