I was born on 4 March 1963, in a city called Leicester in England. My parents named me Dean Franz Pasch. When I was born there was no world wide web. There were no blogs.
20 years later (1983) I was living in London, enjoying my college studies in film/video & art and generally having a really good time. In 1983 there was no world wide web. There were no blogs. In 1990 I was 27 years old and had moved to Germany at the end of the year. People have been moving around the world since there have been people on the planet. Immigration, emigration and migration define the world with people on it as we know it.
Around the end of 1990 the world wide web was created and launched. It emerged in Switzerland at the CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research / Particle Physics). The web community was born. It was free of private enterprise. It was royalty free code and concept. It was freed of fee paying and permission control. No single person, government or corporate entity actually owns the world wide web.
In 1999 I was 36. In that year there were 25+ blogs registered on the web / internet. 1999 was also the year the word ‘blog’ was first used (coming from its predecessor ‘weblog’). At that time I didn’t have a blog. I didn’t have a personal homepage. There were 3 million+ websites registered on the world wide web in 1999.
As I write this it is 2020. This is my first blog. In 2020 there are already 500+ million registered blogs. There are 1.7 + billion registered websites. In 20 years the number of blogs has gone from 25 to 500 million.
I join that exponential growth in blogs with mine:
yes another blog (YAB)
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Hey Dean, this looks great. An excellent vehicle for your artistic and literary output. I am a fan.
Thanks Steve! I’m glad you like how it looks. It’s very time, energy and concentration intensive right now – fortunately, these days one doesn’t have to master HTML – the css thing, plugins and excellent wordpress ‘Happiness Engineers’ (they are really called that!) are helping me realise my vision. I will be blogging the blog as time unfolds, as well as populating all the ‘holders’ with content. I’d recommend the experience to anyone.
Love the poem 🙂 and as always all your work.
Thanks very much!