Ivy Goes Web 1.1
Posted 20 Feb 2022
And they added up to something endlessly interesting. There were “rabbit holes”, but there was no “doomscrolling.” There was no Algorithm that was dedicated to keeping your eyes on the website for as long as possible. It was just you, your web browser, and an endless supply of idiosyncratic bric-a-brac that had been put together by regular people much like yourself. It was an art form like any other (but also unlike any other), and it’s been slowly eroded by large companies who want “the internet” to become synonymous with their own private platforms.
I don’t want this infinite canvas to become obsolete. I’ve had personal websites since I was about 9 years old and I intend to continue until my demise. Longer, if archive.org persists. And I hope you will make one as well. And not a Web 2.0 site on Blogger or Squarespace or whatever, but a static site of your own creation.
Let’s keep the Internet weird.