For those of you who have a hankering for nostalgia and the Web That Was, or if you’re simply new to my blathering and are wondering how long I have been doing it and whether or not past prognostications and observations were worthy of a philosopher sage or just entirely full of shit, I’m happy to announce that I have (finally) succeeded in loading in every Life Serial from the glassdog of yore, dating from February 1, 1998 through May 1, 2001 (the infamous coming out episode, a surprise to no one).
Included in the 44 articles are such classics as Food Brick, a tale told of my first drug-induced bout of the munchies, a lengthy disertation concerning my trip to Austin for the 1998 SXSW Interactive Conference, Monica Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr, “The Phantom Menace” and the article that got me banned from ever speaking at a Thunderlizard conference ever again.
I hope to eventually recover The Lance Arthur Experience as well, which goes back to the birth of Glassdog in April of ’96, but there are over 100 of those egregious pieces of crap, and I must confess that I find much of that content absolutely embarrassing and ludicrously adolescent, particularly since I was in my mid-thirties at the time. But it may be an hilarious trip through one man’s pathetic attempts to garner attention in the nascent days of the WWW for some of you with ample time on your hands. If nothing else, it will illustrate that I was writing horrible, self-involved, navel-gazing verbal vomit long before anyone ever heard the word ‘blog.’
May 25, 2007