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    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    In the springtime of 1996 I said:

    As usual, I’m sitting here at the window of the People’s Cafe, in the heart of the

    neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s a foggy, overcast day. The pouring rain is making small rivers along the curb and bringing out the deep green of the leaves of the trees that line Haight Street. Hot cider is at my side, steaming, cinnamon sticks floating. It’s a good place to be contemplating the life of these web pages. When most pages are abandoned after a few weeks or months, three years seems an eternity. But a pleasant eternity. There’s still much to be done, and I’ll be doing it. You’re invited to take the trip along with me.

    Digital Jungle is my baby, but not my raison de etre. Just as life is more than computers, these

    (over 40 megabytes worth) contain more than computers (though our

    are well-represented here). I try to bring my social life and my computing life together, and these pages are the glue. But it’s not a one-way road: I’m happy to hear from you. If you see mistakes or ommissions, please let me know. (There’s an email link at the bottom of every page.)

    Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, said “I want you to know that I create nice things like this because it pleases the Author of my story.” Well, that’s why I write these web pages. I hope they please you as well.

    In the summer of 1998 I add:

    The web pages have grown to over 120 megabytes worth, and I’m no longer a single guy sitting in a cafĂ© in the Haight.

    Now I’m a

    guy living in a beautiful

    in Corona Heights, a wooded hillside overlooking the .

    I still hope you enjoy the site, and that you’ll provide feedback.

    In the autumn of 1999 I add:

    A ! A new domain,, to replace

    “My site introduction”: Welcome. Setting the scene. Legal hand-waving. How to talk back. A note to modem users. A

    outline to what you’ll find here (give it a moment to load).

    Funnies: Snorts. Guffaws. Giggles. Smiles. Chuckles. Belly-laughs. Geek and non-geek

    from the net.

    Hot off the Presses: . What’s new? Changes since you last visited. Things you’ll hate yourself for missing. Welcome back.

    CU-SeeMe: Cornell University’s videoconferencing software. My book, . The definitive

    web resources: introduction, lists of CU-SeeMe reflectors, Frequently Asked Questions, .

    : Confidence in email. Sending information securely. Cypherpunks. Authentication. The black hats.

    Macintosh: Notes of a

    power user: known bugs and technical problems; making interlaced transparent .

    Digital Cash: It’s back! Visit the Digital Jungle

    to spend your ECash.

    Science & Technology: “medical” resources; ; the world of


    : , my . My trip to .

    A .

    Me: All about “me”. What I do for fun and profit. My consulting company, . Also: , , and “earthquake response”. .

    ZLDF: Phil is phree! The US government ends its three-year persecution of . We celebrate at a San Francisco sushiya.

    Art & Culture: My visits to . My . . “Netiquette”, the glue that binds us our digital tribe.

    Cyber-Rights Now!: President Clinton’s assault on the First Amendment is a grave threat. Become informed about important “causes”. Look for the blue ribbon or the fist clutching lightening-bolts.

    Awards: These pages have received a wee bit of “recognition”. Like pennies from heaven, kudos are both unexpected and appreciated.

    Have you found errors nontrivial or marginal, factual, analytical and illogical, arithmetical, temporal, or even typographical? Please let me know; drop me . Thanks!









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