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An aged map.
This ancient scroll is yellowed, its frayed corners crumble into dust
at your touch. A strange device illuminates its head, a gateway to the
endless voluminous shelves of Alexandria:
Google | Reader | Maps
Below this arcane notation spreads a vibrant map of a myriad continents,
hidden realms and extraordinary places, each one marked with a line of
silver text written in a flowing hand.
Ye Towne Squares and Merchants
My Yahoo, maybe your Yahoo, too | Movies | Samskivert movies
Slashdot for geek gossip | Kuro5hin | Techdirt which is a bit neater
BBC News is very good The Economist splendid, splendid
Amazon and my wishlist
Craigslist bay area 'stuff' | SF Station baytainment | Earthquakes | Citysearch
Ye Alternative Towne Criers
Alternet with some back-atcha | Common Dreams | Znet
Nanodot is scary
Ye Taverns oft Visited
Cockeyed.com the sixth-best website in the whole world.
NTK which is splendid & jolly good, old bean
The Onion is funny
gagpipe.com aggregates satire from around the whirled.
Grand Text Auto | Many to Many | Zang.org | Ludology.org
Got Game? The Future of Play | Game Girl Advance | Game Research | Waterthread
thecan.org nascent cemetary for dead games
Gamasutra a decent games developers site | Game Developers Conference | thedc
Slasharama: Joystick101.org | Plastic Games | LostUniverse
IGDA developers assocation, Online Games SIG
Fatbabies an indecent game gossip site | Mushroom | Old Man Murray
Vault Network | Stratics | Blues News
Kanga.nu home of the excellent mud-dev list | Raph
Skotos the geocities of MUDs (with a business model)
Playsite classic games | EA.com | Zone | Yahoo! Games
Mud Connector a thousand MU*'s to wander & wonder
Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics
Salon for the comics esp. WayLay | Electric Sheep
Houses of Good and Ill Repute
Rent-a-Geek my father's modest personal site
Paul | Karen, Jeremiah, Par | mdb | Ray | Ryan | Justin
Sense Internet sites: Rizla | BA Press | HH Workwear
Avalon wish they'd change this web site
Ye Olde Dusty Historic Vaults of the Future
The Cathedral and the Bazaar seminal open-source advocacy
Crypto-Anarchy, untax, seeya government, ++good | see also Electric Communities
The Singularity as coined by Venor Vinge on Extropy because we can all live forever, um yeah
Foresight Institute ... and here's why
The more you study it, each location and feature of the map's landscape
unfurls to reveal hidden details, unknown vistas.
You feel entranced, willing to study the map forever, growing steadily
weaker until becoming a shade, slipping away into to myth.
You shake your gaze away, blinking in the sun. You can return to the
dusty old main street or turn the map over.