Referring, of course, to the scene in the Wizard of Oz when the little man is exposed, perplexed, befuddled, turns back to his microphone, and the Great and Powerful Oz's voice booms out into the room: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

This project was initiated by garret p. vreeland, who maintains his own weblog on His idea was to invite webloggers to record a day in their lives, 24 hours of their choosing on September 17th and 18th, 2000. We had a week to post-process and produce, and the curtain comes up on September 24th.

Grant writes: " our online writings, we 'assume' we know each other. humans, being extremely visual animals, create images of the individual on the other end of that internet connection. there are a few of us who think it's time to test our notions of one another, show where we live, and to understand a bit better how ... and even possibly why ... each of us choose to weblog."

The logo below is linked to his index, with pointers to some 170 or so other webloggers' sites! I hope you enjoy the peek here, and take some of the other tours available to you.

A note about style:
I try my best to make my content accessible to any browser. I abjure a lot of whizzy tricks (and hate things that flash at me), but I do try to use the best of the available standards. That includes Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which still have lots of problems with older versions of some browsers. I know about some of them, and have tried to avoid them. If you find something wrong, I'd like to know about it, and fix it for you. So, let me know.

Obviously, there are pictures ahead, some of them on the large side. You probably want a window at least 800 pixels wide. If you're monitor doesn't go that far, I apologize (and suggest that a better monitor might greatly enhance a lot of your computer experience).

On with the show!

Tom von Alten      tva_∂t_fortboise_⋅_org

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