Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does the cww in 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 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 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 Web—mostly 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?
A. Yes.
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