We live in a linked network. Everything about us is somehow hyperlinked and HREFfed on to
machines a thousand miles away. Find out why this nook of the Web looks the way it is
and how it came to be a tangled web of bits.
The Web is about device independence. And user independence. It's a simple concept, really, but ironically, not a very
well understood (or followed) one. At one level (the technical one), it means the web page will render properly on all
web-enabled devices (except probably microwave ovens). But at a simpler, and more human level,
it just means this: the user decides.
Hypernesting makes it so darned complicated and boring to browse a website, that by the time you're two pages down the totem pole, you'd rather click the close button and play with your dog than endure one more level of nesting. There's more to web design that just HTML.
On issues I'd like to haunt
`Why bother?' asketh thou? To thee, I say this: ...to clear my thoughts - to crystallize them, to stare at it from another man's eyes. To try and ferret out what is latent. To move, one step at a time; from seeing the vertices, to seeing the edges, to seeing the lattice.
Penmanship and me.
Knowledge is a queer thing, like Latin. For instance, what do you think the phrase ignotum per ignotius means? It is
an explanation which is harder to understand than what it is meant to explain. Here's another: Obscurum per
obscurius, something obscure, by virtue of the still more obscure.
This is more like a spec for essays, in software-speak, and you'll find as you read through this (if you read through this),
that I'll keep stepping in and out of describing a good essay and describing how to write a good essay.
What's in a good essay?