An HTML webpage is where Emma and I express our greatest dreams and darkest
fears. It is a place where we use animated .gif images to reach out into the
world, celebrating the hope and freedom for which so many who came before us
gave their lives to protect.
A thoughtful webpage has the same effect as a beautiful melody, lingering
for eternity in the mind of one so lucky to have seen it. I would like to
thank Tim Berners-Lee for the WWW. I would also like to thank Bob Kahn and Vinton
Cerf for the TCP/IP protocol, and J.C.R. Licklider for his 1961 paper on
packet-switching and his vision in 1962 of a global computer network.
It is with a webpage that, truly, one can arrange images and text with HTML,
and for that I will always be grateful. Thank to you Olia Lialina for
organizing this competition, it has been an amazing experience, and thank
you to my wife Emma for designing most of our wedding site. (Paul)
it seems that I landed in the role of new media puppet [as stated in my
friendster.com profile] quiet by accident. I had a boyfriend in 1999 who
talked me into buying for myself the iMac he would have wanted. I became
involved in different online communities because I was lonely and looked for
people to talk to. I learnt how to make websites to find other ways to
communicate with more people.
through these activities I ditched my iMac boyfriend [plus a few others] and
met my husband to be, paul. we communicated via AIM and conducted a long
distance relationship that way. I made him mini sites, sent him emails all
to seduce him to come to me. we have since done many things together - one
of which is get married and the only fitting way to invite people was to use
the means that brought us together in the first place - the internet.
I would like to thank all my computer literate exboyfriends for getting me
where I am today, because without you all I wouldn't have paul, or this
award for my web work that thrills me no end. I would also like to thank
the jury for honouring paul and i with this prize. (Emma)