On August 12, 1995, before Internet Archive or Google, Boing Boing conducted a charming interview with John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren & Stimpy. The Boing Boing Digital page still looks the way it did when readers read it on Explorer 1.0 or Netscape Navigator or what-not.
John reflects on the 1992 drama that led to the split from his own cartoon, and he talks up his delightful Big Shot Hollywood Cartoonist Cel Painting Kits, like this one of Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo:
The byline is Otto Matik... care to guess who that might be?
Some other gems in this old table of contents, like Mark on why AOL sucks, and Pesco on people who enjoy self-trepanation. How time flies!
• No Ranger Smiths on the Internet (Otto Matik / Boing Boing)
Twenty years ago today, Boing Boing became a blog. Mark Frauenfelder’s first post linked to Street Tech, a now-dormant gadget blog. Now there are 160,000 more posts just like it and the impossible task of summarizing the best of them in yet another. Founded as a print zine in 1988 by Mark and Carla Sinclair, […]
Quantcast just released statistics that confirm what we’ve known all along: Boing Boing readers are super-smart, ranking among the top 25 “highest percentage of web traffic with higher education.”
The festival of lights, indeed. (Thanks, Jordan Kurland!)
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