WirWarts is the petname that I gave
to my very first site, which developed out of the one or two or three pages
that since sometime 1993 (or 1994; or was it 1995?)
were hosted on the servers of the
logic department of the Université Paris VII, with a couple
of links to some drafts of papers in logic and to similar pages of colleagues.
Many of these colleagues still have and sometimes even use these pages,
more or less in their original, highly efficiënt and funtional,
state. Like here you have Harry Buhrman's (old)
page... (Harry's doing research on computational complexity in Amsterdam).Or
peep at Vincent
Danos's page, at the PPS.
Over the years my 'faculty site' developed into sort of a private web
playground which I used not only to make my scientific papers available,
but also to familiarize myself with the ever faster developing techniques
of 'web site publishing', by putting up fun and private - but always
sort of creative - stuff.
Like the 'Fegefeuer'-page, promoting
a little book that I co-authored with Hans Heesterbeek and Jan
van Neerven in the early 1990's. Or the 'AzA'-page,
giving a random 'creative hint' in one of three possible languages (English,
Dutch, French) on every re-load, inspired by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's
WirWarts over the years went through
many a face-lift ... On the left you see screenshots of the front pages
as they were around the end of 1998, 1999 and 2001 respectively.
And no more access to Harsman's writings
... (But that'll be just temporary, I promise ...)
As of mid-2000, when I got the 'harsmedia.com'-domain,
the WirWarts site became pretty much static...
But it continued to be 'live', and continued to have visitors ... a
couple a day, at least, anyway ... (I often wondered what thay were
looking for ...
Since late december 2002, however, the URL that many knew and loved
:-), for almost NINE years your key to WirWarts
-- is no longer active. Of course I could have decided to put it up
elsewhere, and keep it accessible. But it just would not be the same
on a different domain ... So, hey, I think that it is good the way it
all things must pass ...
So. Yeah. No more archives of the Utrecht Seminar
of Mathematical Logic, so deliciously shredded by Shredder
1.0 ... No more selling costum closed copies
(the one pictured on the page went to a Japanese buyer) of my 'Noble
Art of Linear
HS -- jan. 04, 2003