I have been involved in Science Fiction Fandom for more time than most of my readers have been alive. When I started, there was no internet, we used dial-up modems to connect with computers, and personal computers such as the Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga, and IBM PC hadn’t even been thought of. Fanzines produced by Gestetner mimeograph machines were the main means of communications between fans. (For more about fans, Gestetners, mimeographs, and fanzines, you can read The Enchanted Duplicator and read on with horror or amazement according to your personal preferences.)
Looking back on my experiences, I have decided to create this blog for a number of reasons.
- A desire to share my experiences and debunk a number of myths that have arisen over the years.
- Provide assistance to fans on various topics, such as editing text and images on computers and creating websites.
- To deal with the fanish sites that won’t let me log in unless I enter the URL belonging to my web site. It appears easier to create a site than to bypass the login options of the various sites I have found.
So find a comfortable chair and read about the nature of nerdish fans from the past to the future.
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