Of all the bulletins and ezines that have come and gone over the years, one I have enjoyed consistently is The Internet Tourbus (Why Surf When You Can Ride?) bulletin. Year in, year out, this little bus has rolled up to my email box bearing goodies – lots of advice, helpful tips, explanations of internet arcana, plenty of humour, sponsors to promote but never a hard sell.
I admit that of late I’ve not been reading every issue, so I was very pleased that I opened the one that arrived today, because it featured a friend and colleague of mine. Dave Taylor, publisher of The Intuitive Life Business Blog (and others) is co-moderator with me of the Linkedin Bloggers group, where lots of bloggers and intending bloggers hang out and share ideas and information. In the email bulletin I received today, Bob Rankin, long time Tourbus driver, has linked back ten years to an interview with Dave, which includes some fascinating information and insights into the ‘olden days’ in the online world. Remember bulletin boards?
I knew Dave had done a lot in the Internet space, but how much he had done and for how long hadn’t really sunk in until today, reading the interview. There are pics too – see Dave with camera at the ready.
This is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in the internet, online communities, social media, or just ‘the good old days’ and people who blazed the trail.
Hats off to Bob (and Patrick) and Dave and all!
And if you’d like to be a proud rider of what we call the little bus of Internet happiness, you can click this button
Late news just in: Dave has blogged about Bob’s item and about a more recent interview in this post.