Pratchett, Gadgets and Hex

As part of the tinkering I’ve done for my Period Sites in Period Browsers project, I’ve had to keep an eye on the various pages it produces.

A few, of course, are the damaged product of a failure in somewhere my system and – of the rest – most are utterly banal, only really of interest in the context they appear.

Occasionally, some pique my curiosity. Like this short interview with Terry Pratchett about his working technology, originally recorded in 1998.

The PSPB page will be up sometime tomorrow afternoon but, until then, why not read the interview in a modern browser?

PSPB – Period Sites in Period Browsers

So, I’ve built a new toy. It’s called PSPB (Period Sites in Period Browsers) and it pulls pages out of the Wayback Machine and renders them in various period specific browsers and operating systems (stripping off all the rubbish as it does so).

As of launch it only has a half-dozen Operating System/Browsers combinations and around a dozen source sites – and the site that it posts them too is rather austere – but that’s likely to change as I poke around with it and get things up and running.

While I have no real idea how long it’ll last, PSPB can currently be found here.