by Matt Wall
I never kept a metatimeline, but I may be able to
find some archived versions on one of the old server dumps.
Here's the basic
timeline off the top of my head
-- I started an Embarrassment discography from liner notes
information, circulated it in typed format - this was largely
an attempt to
track down material, which had not been catalogued anyplace
then became a form of evangelism for the band.
-- put first version of this discography on a BITNET file
server at Swarthmore College, PA. The first year there were
fewer than 10
requests for the file.
-- established public ftp server access, hosted at Brandeis
University, MA. Transferred back to Swarthmore College in
included some article scans in addition to the discography.
- hosted on a Gopher site and FTP site simultaneously. Gopher
my (Matt Wall's) personal tree at Swarthmore gopher site.
- first World Wide Web version set up on a Physics department
- Embarrassment web site appears in Jerry and Dave's Guide
Internet (which became the basis for Yahoo). Initially it
was the only band
- major re-write and expansion of site material, site moved
Mellon University off my personal web page space.
- embarrassment.org domain established, hosted off-site by
Haven Project through 2009.
2009 - a site revamp is instigated by Bill
Goffrier, building on the previous Matt Wall site and adding
2019 - Site design updated.