|Q. What does the cww in cww.org stand for?
|A. Originally it stood for the "Children's Web Workshop." I registered the domain name back in 1996 with the idea that someday I'd create the Sesame Street of the Web. Well, that never really materialized, so I started using cww.org to host my personal Web site. In the meantime, the Children's Television Workshop changed its name to Sesame Workshop, so CWW no longer has much meaning as a tribute to CTW. It figures.
|Q. I'd like to offer you a million dollars for the cww.org domain name. How can I contact you?
|A. Try looking me up on Facebook or LinkedIn.
|Q. I see that your educational background is in literature, but now you're working in the computer industry. How did that come about?
|A. By my third year of graduate school at Cal (1994-1995) I'd lost interest in my studies, so I decided to write a master's thesis and leave school instead of continuing in the doctoral program. At the same time, the Internet was becoming popular and I got interested in the Webmostly for its potential as a new publishing medium. Back then the barriers to entry into the industry were really low. I bought a book and taught myself to write HTML; then at the end of 1995 I got a job at GolfWeb as a combination editor/HTML coder and I've been working in the field ever since, gradually drifting towards the technical side because that's where the jobs are.
|Q. I'm a busy person and don't have much time to spend looking at your site. What's the most interesting thing here?
|A. Read the bear story. You'll like it.
|Q. Aren't you a Christian? How come your Web site isn't filled with shrill religious propaganda?
|A. Because not all Christians are shrill and propagandistic. For example, I really like what Katherine Paterson has to say about the distinction between Christian art and Christian propaganda on her Web site.
|Q. I think you're great. Can I buy you lunch?