The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

Saluting the unassuming wiki, 20 years after its launch

The unassuming wiki, server-based software that allows users to create, revise, edit, update, and delete Web content, last week marked the 20th anniversary of its launch online, in what was … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Talking Internet history, and 1995

I had the pleasure recently to be interviewed by the Internet History Podcast, an outstanding and expanding online resource based on the recognition that 1995 was a turning point in … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 23 Comments

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was best ended in 1995

The weekend’s Wall Street Journal carried an outstanding tribute to the still-missed “Calvin and Hobbes” newspaper comic, the last original strip of which appeared at the end of 1995. The … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Clinton, his portrait, and the persistent shadow of scandal

The long reach of 1995 was reconfirmed the other day in the interview a portrait artist gave to a Philadelphia tabloid. The artist, Nelson Shanks, said in the interview that … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 37 Comments