Webmaster in 1996
BigEye.com was born in October 1995, beginning as a listing of links to an increasing number of educational and interesting web sites. In the web's early months this site provided a useful resource for intelligent computer users. To find information on the Web today, visit Bigeye's Expanded Search Center.
|Ogilby in his sailboat 2011
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See also, written in 2014, The Memoirs of a Superflous Farm Boy
Paragraph added 1-16-15. . . It has been 20 years since I dabbled with the then-new Internet and built the original Bigeye website. I began the first "social networking" group in 1994 and website in 1995 (see emailclub.com) as a gift to persons online. I also posted what was probably the first online "blog", Erosion, on this site. Now 83 years old, I have watched as this medium has grown and, as a result of financial interests, has morphed to appeal to the lowest common denominator of the masses. Those in control struggle to minimize political ramifications of widespread access to information, the same problem faced by organized religion after printing was invented and proliferated. It has taken me two decades to grasp what will inevitably be perceived by a minority, the element in humanity referred to as its saving remnant. My two hobbies, in addition to dabbling online, are classical music and writing occassional essays including The 911 Media Hoax. My outlook is now in harmony with that expressed in an online video that is titled JFK to 9/11: Everything is a Rich Man's Trick. One who thinks critically must abide the trick propagandized epithet instilled in the masses, "conspiracy nut". As my own views have developed so too has this site. BigEye is offered todoay by an old man to those who are amenable to currently unaccepted, unexamined, and undiscussed ideas.
This search/portal model was designed to help you easily navigate the Internet, and to give you the pleasure of finding some of the best sites on the Web. This site should meet your need for a rational starting point online.. This site strives to be fully self-supporting through unobtrusive on-line promotions, as not to require financial donations or contributions. It is supported by my business (banner below).
BigEye.com was selected by Mecklermedia as "World
Site of the Day" and I was overwhelmed when Newsweek Magazine featured us in its Cyberscope
section. The American Library Association included a review of BigEye in Knowledge Quest, its
national magazine for academic librarians (Nov/Dec 1998, page 36). I am very grateful for the support of
the many schools, colleges, and libraries that now
link to BigEye from their own web sites. BigEye receives nearly 400,000 unique page views per month.