e-Graveyard March 5, 2008Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in News, Web 2.0, Websites.
Tags: deadpool, e-graveyard, museum
e-Graveyard is a wiki that I started a long time ago. Its primary purpose is to become a digital museum of all the amazing technologies that come and go in our lives. There are some new sites that cover some of this ground like the TechCrunch DeadPool but they just focus on dead websites which is just one element of the E-graveyard, which covers much more, for example:
This area is for honoring the memory of software applications that are no longer with us like Microsoft BOB and even utilities like the Microsoft Binder which I still miss to this day!
There will be links to downloads if they exist and screenshots whenever possible to show what they looked like during its prime.
We cannot neglect the importance of hardware technologies that come and go. How can we forget things that were so important to the evolution of our internet experience such as the Hayes modem? What about the US Robotics USR Sportster 56k modem!
The Geek Mausoleum
This wing is a tribute to all those people who contributed much to the technological progress of mankind. Some will still be alive while others not so much physically but their memory and their work still a part of our digital lives. Examples, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Marconi, Tesla, etc.
Some might consider this idea a tad bit morbid or negative, but I totally disagree! This is actually a celebration of all the contributions that have been made to our technological experience in history. This is my attempt to document everything and everyone that has made some sort of impact in our digital lives, however big or small it might have been. Also, I think this is an inspirational place to visit because sometimes we have to look back at where we came from before we can fully understand where we are today which will only assist us with envisioning our future.
I chose the wiki platform so that everyone can contribute to the e-graveyard and help build the museum into a hall of fame for all things technological.