Gerald R. Lucas » Nostalgia
Back in the late-nineties when hypertext was a thing, I wrote one based around my current coursework and dissertation interests. “Post/human Figuration” is once again available for your reading pleasure.
I used to design all of my own websites by hand before the almighty CMS. Most were for teaching. My very first was for the Freshman Composition courses I taught with Tara Pyne: I give you The Lucas/Pyne Composition Page (oh, man). This web site eventually became The English Site (1998, 2000, 2002), then LitMUSE.
In 1997, I put my Master’s thesis online: “What Kind of Idea Are You? Healthy Blasphemy in Rushdie and Bulgakov.” I think it’s more readable in its revised version on my current web site.
In the days of post-Jobs Apple, when it looked like the company might not survive, a buddy of mine and I started MacTampa mostly to support academic clients. I think if I had quit graduate school and worked on this full-time, it could have gone somewhere. Site design by Giles Hoover based on my concept around World War II propaganda posters—and it was bleeding-edge in the day and obviously built for smaller screens.
I acted as the Coordinator of the USF English Department’s computer classroom—just known as CPR-202. Of course, I created a web site for it. At one point, I put Linux on all the machines and wrote a manual.