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Web Greetings Dear Linear Scholar,

Welcome to the Big Bong Cyber Trash Museum or "Old Yellow" as I think of this wwweb now-a-days. This web construct was the replacement for the original Big Bong website that was launched during September of 1995, here's what the Australian Net Directory had to say in the spring of 1996.....

The 95 website is still @round, sort of, trouble is, it's only available only on a corrupted Floppy Disc or on faded old A-4 print outs.

Anyway, by December of 1996 the original site was looking kinda ordinary, so I hitched into Adelaide and went to ground in my favourite back packers in the world, the one behind the car park and down the lane from the offices of ircsa.com.au. For the next 6 weeks Peter Christo, Stephen "Chuckie" Fuller and I, randomly brainstormed.

The creative process and synergy of those lazy Adelaide days was a turbulent time to say the least, one I'm sure none of us will ever forget. The cannabist scene in South Australia, was a constant attraction / distraction as was the summer party life style of Australia, but somehow the work got done.

By morphing the Billboard Entry Image Style of the 95 site, we designed one of the first "First Scene = One Screen" web sites and Steve's idea to put the custom designed Navigation Buttons to the left proved to be ahead of it's time, several months later the "Big Boys" invented the Frames Layout. The basic way we worked was, I wrote the wwwords in NOTEPAD whilst Chuckie did all the Graphics and built the structure to a layout that Christo & I "Jointly" devised, although negotiated could be a more accurate way of describing the process. Chuckie was responsible for the basic Index Page Layout, he scanned a B&W "Big Bong Logo" and colourized it, he also invented the "Peace Spin." It was Christo to whom most of the task of unscrambling my hand drawn spaghetti looking site layouts and translating them into Virtual Reality, once again, the compromise we struck had a great sense of balance.

We decided to go light on the graphics, each page had to down load in under 20 seconds, in those days dudes would swoop through a preplanned list of sites and then go off line to read from cache, nowww-adays impatience is the main factor, "Is the eyecandy worth waiting for?" so to speak, I digress, back to the wwweb design stuff, once the frame wwwas Up There, it was a simple matter for me to go into any internet web cafe or webbed up qwerty, down load a copy of the web file I wanted to update (like, say, this one ;O) and alter the "Source Code" by cutting and pasting in WORD. For a while there I felt my entire life was hitch hiking between computers and the wwweb, actually it was,  50,000 K's worth of stories, anyway, I would then hotmail the amended page to Christo and he would ftp it up to the server.

But all this is back in the early pentium era, 640X480 monitors, 14.4bps and $12 per hour wwweb connectivity, the cyber dynamics where different from today and as such this web construct was designed under an old set of rules. This web construct was limited to a certain size and the 24 hour live feed of the construction requires more MEG space than is currently available on ircsa's server, since ircsa is part of  the Australian Hard Web and the majority of the linear scholars come form the northwwweb, it meant that by mid 1998 ircsa had become "geographically inconvenient" and with the integration of "LIVE FEED" imminent, a solution had to be found........

The solution was created rather than found, the upshot of which is that through a complicated series of transactions and negotiations the Next BIG BONG Web Construct was woven into the USA hardweb in early 1998.

See you else web

till next,

peace

G

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