Bits and Bytes Online Edition (1993-1995)
Bits and Bytes Online Edition was my entry point into the world of online publishing. Back then the term was e-zine. From 1993 to 1995 I produced Bits and Bytes Online Edition. It was eventually subtitled "The Electronic Newsletter for High-Tech Dumpster Divers" and later, as interest in it grew and I began to think I could make a go of it as a way to make a living, it became "The Electronic Newsletter for Information Hunter-Gatherers" so as to appeal to slightly more upscale audience.
Those were the early days of the mass internet. You kids today have it easy! We had to hand-code our webpages in binary using assembler language. They were truly the stone ages of computing. Of course it hasn't gotten a whole lot better these days. Computers are still too hard to use, operating systems and programs are buggy and for the most part lacking in grace. Getting the files for BnB from the internet to my hard drive to the Radio UserLand server was an adventure in technological tomfoolery. But let's not even go there. That's another topic for another day.
I will be expanding this essay, telling the story of the rise and fall of my first foray into the world of electronic publishing. So sit back, light some incense and turn on the black lights as you enjoy the complete collection of Bits and Bytes Online Edition, presented for your viewing pleasure in glorious ASCII-Vision!
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