Ten years ago, my wife and I bought new furniture. Since we wanted things that were strong and longliving as well as beautiful, we went to visit a family business in Gent (Belgium), where the construction of wooden tables, chairs and cabinets (since the 18th century) is combined with contemporary design (since the Roaring Twenties of the previous century). And now this firm has a website. Unfortunately, their site is not very pretty, and it does not show what they really have to offer. Too bad: you’ll have to pay them a visit when you’re in the neighbourhood!
I am told that Rebecca has put together an excellent history of Weblogs. Dave Winer and http://www.editthispage.com are mentioned as well, as they should. Reading Rebecca’s history made me think about how I started this site: I just wanted a place that could record my wanderings on the Web, as a sort of intimate journal, destinded for myself ( and perhaps a few selected friends) – I had never heard of “weblogs” before!
The Remedi Project, a not-for-profit collective founded by John Ulm, is testing the boundaries of interactive technology.
See hair-raising special FX at the website of Joe Alter.
Have I told you about Club Photo? This is a nice example of what the internet may mean to individuals: a way to archive and share personal items, combined with some sort of editorial content by professionals and “amateurs” alike. By the way: I have read some sound advice over there.
Let me wrap up todays posting with an amusing article about the birth of Mac, black-and-white versus colour, and a sprinkling of interesting links all over the Web: Black and White until it’s Right.