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You've Got Mail: the forgotten world of 90s movie websites

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - March 15, 2017 2460

Shonky graphics, confusing menus, weird picture galleries … the film websites from the internet’s early days haven’t aged well. So why are they still there?

You’ve Got Mail has dated horribly in the 19 years since it was released. It isn’t just the haircuts that have aged, or the music, or even the fact that it’s about a battle between small bookstores (which don’t exist any more) and big bookstores (which don’t exist any more) over who gets to sell the most books (which nobody reads any more).

Can .art domain give the art business an online boost?

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - March 12, 2017 1654

Arts institutions now have the option of a new internet suffix which aims to offer greater intelligibility and authenticity and maybe help the art market

London’s Institute of Contemporary Art adopted the new .Art suffix last week, a sign that the art and culture business may at last be starting to come to terms with its future in the digital realm.

The hip arts organisation ditched its fusty ica.org.uk web domain for the more streamlined and descriptive ica.