I’ll show you some longevity

Thirteen years, in Web terms, seems close to an eternity: people look at that “Founded 9 April 1996” date on the sidebar and they wonder if that Dolly Madison cake on my desk was baked by the actual Dolley Madison. (Short answer: no. The preservatives aren’t that good.)

You want some serious tenure, though, you have to go back to a time when the Web didn’t exist, but The McCarville Report did. Imagine, if you will, the technology of 1979, the ancient art of print, a form of movable type that predates Movable Type.[1] On the Web scale, this is like having live-blogged the Epic of Gilgamesh; the only way you’re going to beat that is to dig up Izzy Stone and put him on WordPress.

[1] I owe Sean Gleeson for this comparison.


  1. smitty »

    5 September 2009 · 8:05 pm

    Tut tut, sir. How can you mention hangtime and fail to extend props to proto-blogger Jerry Pourenell who was most certainly blogging in the hayday of Byte.

  2. smitty »

    5 September 2009 · 8:05 pm

    Pournelle. I really need some sleep.

  3. CGHill »

    5 September 2009 · 8:54 pm

    Because McCarville reads this site just about every day. I never hear a word from Pournelle. :)

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