Time flows like a river… and history repeats

It occurred to me recently that Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, and all those sorts of sites are just like GeoCities and Tripod were back in the early days of the web – in other words, filled with awful, horrible, ugly web pages that nobody wants to look at.

Lessons from 1984

We all know about George Orwell’s 1984, right? Well, sometimes I think maybe we don’t, because we keep doing stuff that seems to be taken straight from the book.