== Joe Carrano ==
archivist + historian

A short look @ Kids dot US, a failed public/private web experiment [for kids]

web history web archives

A little while ago I went down a Wikipedia rabbit hole and ended up at the the Wikipedia article for the .us domain. I was particularly intrigued by the section for Kids.us. Have you heard of it? I know I had no idea what it was. As the Wikipedia article states, it was a subdomain of the .us domain made specifically for kids and created by U.S. law! Through an act of Congress in 2002, lawmakers created the subdomain to be used by content providers to create kid-centric websites. Read more...

Hello World

website maintenance introductions

Hi there! I’ve decided to break ground on a new website for myself that’s more under my control and at my own domain. I’m moving away from my old site josephcarrano.wordpress.com and casting it into the abandoned graveyard. In recent years, I’ve been loath to create new posts not only because I’m lazy but also because I hate the thought of publishing content to URLs that could easily break. Despite this worry, I won’t be migrating content at the moment or setting up redirects because I don’t feel like paying WordPress for the redirect service and it’s simple enough to leave it there neglected as it has been for the last few years. Read more...

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