... not wanting what you can have.

I have typed since at least the eighth grade, and I can definitely write that he ability to touch type is among the most important skills I've ever learned. But as I typed I always said to myself that I wanted more. Wouldn't it be wonderful, I asked myself, if I could type with justified margins like those I find in books?

I received my first computer, a Macintosh SE, in 1988. It came bundled with version 1.5 of MacWrite, by today's standards a very primitive word processor. But primitive or not, with a click on one button I was able to get justified margins. And when getting them became so effortless and easy, I stopped wanting them.

As soon as someone with even a minimum of HTML skills knows how to cover a page with fancy and eye-attracting graphics, he or she realizes that they're really not what's important on a page. I like to think that this is the first step toward starting to think seriously about the content of a page.

Go to: ... a thousand pictures?, or
Go to: It's more than just words and links, you know, or
Go to: Trying to make some sense out of all this, or
Go to: An introduction to the extroduction, or
Go to: Web Essays - The evolution of a (personal?) medium