Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

03 Jun 2002, 23:14 p.m.

I just did a spiel for my flatmate Alex, the…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I just did a spiel for my flatmate Alex, the combination "I'm using GNU/Linux" and "Why a picture of Jon Johansen is on my wall" spiel. In the process, I showed Benoit and Alex a screen on which I was using lynx to view my web page. "This is a browser," I said. "That's the web?!" they said. They couldn't believe that I could use a graphicless browser to view the web. I felt as though I was channeling Evangelist Seth.