Somehow on today’s show we end up waxing nostalgic about the Sci-Fi of youth: namely, Babylon 5 and Star Trek: The Next Generation. But don’t worry, there’s also plenty to look forward to, such as throwing off the shackles of our corporate web overlords and embracing the scrappy technology of the IndieWeb. (Recent rebel activity was spotted on the surface of the planet Earth, in the city known as Portland in the state of Oregon.)
But wait — THERE’S MORE! Next week, I’m launching a new segment called Share and Tell, and you are invited to send in your stories of your first experience of the web. What first captivated you about the web? What motivated you to go online and explore the web? What was it like to experience this amazing new technology for the first time? Just send me an email (jared AT jaredwhite.com) with the subject Share and Tell, and I will share your story on my show next week, along with your first name, and (if you wish) a link to your website. I can’t wait to hear your responses!
Links & Show Notes
- The IndieWeb Summit in Portland, Oregon
- The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the “corporate web”.
- Babylon 5, now streaming on Amazon Prime
- Creator of Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczynski (JMS), on Twitter
- How Jurassic Park led to the modernization of dinosaur paleontology
- LCARS on Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Below the Surface: 700,000+ Historical Artifacts from a Drained Riverbed Under Amsterdam