The internet is no longer the Wild Wild Web it was in the late 20th century. Jeff looks back at Gopher, Archie and even FTP as a means of storing silos of information (typically early 1990). The emergence of NCSA Mosiac, Netscape and then Internet Explorer, paved the way for the modern Internet (and his personal journey into web development). Along the way we have seen the rise and fall of many communities including MySpace and Geocities, the popularity of animated GIFs (who can forget the “Coming Soon” GIF of a man digging a hole?) and the never ending “Optimised for IE4+” banners on “new” websites.
Based in Ocean Beach, San Francisco, the BCPL is the world’s first Capitalist Absurdist quasi-fictional organization dedicated to blurring the walls of reality and fiction, through science-fictional world building, and appropriating the technologies for use in the real world. BCPL is at once, a publisher of comic narrative and a tech startup, utilizing music and magick in order to build a truly synthetic consciousness.