[ return to menu ]
Fred would like to thank...
Both of my sons, Daniel and Ben, have been my teachers in the new world
we are coming to inhabit, the world of prosthetic intelligence and
memory, of personal publication, of immediate communication, of
hypertext, hypermedia, information overload mitigated by a new ingenious
hierarchy of knowledge.
Ben talked me into letting him design this web page for me, was
extraordinarily patient with my print-culture mode of giving him the
necessary materials, and accepted with a good grace the pittance we
agreed on for the job, even when it turned out to be a big project and
delighted me with its craftsmanship and attractiveness. This reminds me
of a poem I wrote about Ben when he was eleven, and was serious about
baseball, "First Base."
My brave son Ben, watching the pitch come down,
Must teach impossible progenitors
How to be parents to a Texan child. . .
All that I know of baseball comes from Ben.
How is it I am rooted now in him?
Ben tells me it is customary to thank the makers of the web itself,
especially the pioneers who out of sheer love and imaginative excitement
began to create this virtual world. It sounds like a good custom, and
it is wonderful to see new courtesies evolving out of the decay of the
old; so I hereby thank them.
Ben would like to thank...
First of all, I need to give recognition to all the personal site authors
out there who keep the Web working the way it works best -- freely and
unbound. Most of all, I'd like to recognize
Derek Powazek and
Lance Arthur for experimenting with
layout and frames -- they've both contributed to the inspiration behind
If one Web author's inspired me the most out of everyone, it would have
to be Alexis Massie. Long ago
I found her site and what she did really motivated me to step up the notch
of my design and writing. And without her experimenting with TABLE
background colors, sites would not look as nice as they do now. Thanks,
I don't have many other people to thank, since that is the way of the
Internet. The 'Net is an amazing network of faceless individuals who
contribute bits of information that others pick up and use themselves.
No credit is passed unless the information is big or valuable enough,
but people continue to contribute anyway. Thank you, then, to all the
authors of HTML guides, the people who put up sites, and the people who
make the Web work, the individual.
Thank you to the authors and writers out there who helped me learn
how to think and write well. Without them, my journey to maturity and
intelligence would be near impossible.
I was given a lot of material to scan, and I understand those specific
photos and book covers were created by other people. I take no credit
for the designs of the books or for the numerous photos used for the
inside covers. Thank you to all those who contributed other forms of
media to this site.
Anna must of course be thanked, mainly for loving me for who I am,
and for providing the inspiration I needed to finish this site finally.
I want to thank my mom for being what a mother should be, which
is supportive and present, and I of course need to thank Fred, my dad,
for passing on some of his vast knowledge to me so that I may misuse it
for my evil purposes (ahem) and brag about him endlessly. He was very
helpful and generous with the development of his site, even though it
took me a little longer than it should have to complete it. This site's
for you, Fred. Welcome to the 'Net.
[ return to menu ]