Evolt Org Three And A Bit Years On
Posted on 05 May 2002
by William Anderson (neuro)
Rated 3.68 (Ratings: 6)
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About A SiteThe initial coming about and history of evolt.org is well documented, but I suppose I'm more interested in the way a lot of people felt — about the changes at Webmonkey, about the construction of a new community, and about the development of — what I consider to be — an exciting portal for like-minded web developers.
evolt-utionLooking back at evolt.org's ... evolution (sorry, I had to say it), it's incredible to think this has all arisen from some people disgruntled at the way Wired Digital were attempting to treat their mailing list subscribers. Hard work, perserverance, and sheer bloody-mindedness has paid off in evolt.org, and I for one am glad to be a part of it.I look at thelist, and I look at Monkeyjunkies, and the difference is marked. The tailoff in postings to Monkeyjunkies is plainly obvious, and it seems that there is a fraction of the originality and spark as compared to thelist. Perhaps when the original evolters flew away from Monkeyjunkies, they took the best of the list with them.And to the future? Well, I know there are expansions afoot to evolt.org, which I think will enhance the "community" aspect even further, but perhaps newer or expanding technology will aspire us to further breakthroughs. I don't just mean gimmicks like evolt.org on a PDA or a WebTV (sorry, MSN® TV), I mean more effective use of IRC or VoIP, greater use of — and perhaps even contributions towards — new Web standards, and even just simpler ways to organise evoltathons